Maybe those who criticise Arsenal’s performance last night should remember the 1970s.

Today on 8 March 2019, the websites and blogs are full of criticisms of Arsenal, some of them running at a level which seems to suggest that the manager and the whole team should be dismissed and rebuilt.  And all for one defeat.
One can only presume that those making these criticisms were not around on 8 March 1977 when the team contained the likes of Brady, Stapleton and Macdonald but suffered a significant defeat in what was the worst run of defeats ever in the League for Arsenal.
It was also interesting in 2017 and 2018 when people started to suggest that the attendance for Arsenal home matches dropping to figures in the 50,000s showed how the club had sunk to its lowest level.  On this day in 1977 – just six years after the double and just five years after being runners’ up, the crowd at Highbury was under 20,000.
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