The 1917/18 season; Arsenal’s players and the final league table

By Tony Attwood
Through the work of Andy Kelly of TheArsenalHistory we have a list of players who played for Arsenal during the 1917/18 season of wartime football – the third such season.
Looking at the players there are some whose names continued all the way through the wartime campaigns, such a Bradshaw, Chipperfield, Ducat (once of Arsenal, now of Villa but regularly playing for Arsenal, presumably because his wartime work had drawn him to London), Grant, FW Groves, Lewis, Liddell, McKinnon, Rutherford, Shaw, Stapley, Tyler, and Williamson.
These would be men whose war work would have been either working in the munitions plants or other such essential work based in London.
Arsenal also used a number of loan players as the table below shows. The figures are for 1917/18 in the London Combination and the rather mysterious four match...

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