Jon Sammels will forever be remembered in the history books as the man who scored the goal which sealed our first-ever European title.
With our 1970 Fairs Cup final with Anderlecht tied at 3-3 on aggregate at Highbury, the midfielder drove in the winner during the second half to secure a famous win.
"We should have won two League Cups in ’68 and ’69 – but we didn’t," Sammels told Arsenal.com. "I don’t want to dwell on them, particularly the 1969 loss to Swindon as it was such an unhappy day, but those awful memories were soon forgotten when we won the Fairs Cup in 1970.
"It was a truly momentous occasion. And it was so special because, for me, it was all for those long-suffering supporters, particularly the older ones who had stuck with the club during some bad times. They had seen the glory many years before and had to wait a long time.
"So yes, it was definitely for them. Anybody who was there will tell you what a wonderful atmosphere there was at Highbury that night.
"It was also a lovely to feeling to know we had played a small part in this club’s rich history."
Copyright 2023 The Arsenal Football Club Limited. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.