Derek Tapscott

Derek Tapscott was a lethal weapon in his five years at Highbury with a goals to games ratio of better than one in two.

The striker made the move to north London from Barry Town, costing £2,750 in October 1953.

It took six months before his full debut arrived, but Tapscott repaid the faith put in him with five goals in Arsenal's last five matches of the 1953/54 campaign.

He would go on to hold down a more regular place in the following seasons, gradually building his goal tally to 13 the following year before notching 17 times in the 1955/56 season.

But it was the 1956/57 campaign which was to prove Tapscott's golden year as he fired 25 goals in just 37 appearances to help Arsenal to a fifth-placed finish.

The rise to prominence of David Herd eventually limited his opportunities and Tapscott returned home to Wales with Cardiff City, joining the Bluebirds for £10,000 in September 1958.

During his time at Highbury, the striker won 12 caps with his national side  and gained further international honours at Cardiff.

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