April 19 is Perry Groves' birthday.

George Graham's first signing as Arsenal manager in 1986 became a cult hero at Highbury after setting up the winner in the 1987 League Cup final at Wembley.

Groves came on as a substitute in that 2-1 win over favourites Liverpool and beat Gary Gillespie before squaring for Charlie Nicholas to score via a deflection.

Groves was also part of the Arsenal squad that won the league title in 1989 and 1991. In total he made 203 appearances for the Club, scoring 28 goals.

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source
19 Apr 2013