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Arthur Shaw, 1924-2015

Arthur Shaw

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club was greatly saddened to hear of the recent death of Arthur Shaw, aged 91.

Arthur joined the Gunners from Brentford on April 14, 1948 and played 61 times for the first team - as well as over 150 games for the reserves - prior to his departure to Watford on June 13, 1955.

A league title winner with Tom Whittaker’s side in 1952/53, clocking up 25 appearances that season, the wing-half from the East End was an ebullient character. He was much loved by his team-mates and all those who had the privilege of meeting him in later years and enjoyed his wonderful tales from his time at the club. 

Arthur leaves a devoted daughter, Lis, and many, many friends. His legacy lives on at Emirates Stadium, where hIs flag flies on the Ken Friar Bridge - the Gunners’ executive director being a lifelong friend.