In 1971, Arsenal equalled their deadly rivals Tottenham's double from 10 years earlier, only the second double of the 20th century and the first to be covered extensively by television. The story of that remarkable season is on this DVD.
The compiliers have even included 4 of the Gunners 6 league defeats in that 70/1 campaign. A fifth defeat at Chelsea was covered by The Big Match ITV cameras but not included and unbelievably the other defeat, at Anfield wasn't covered by either BBC or ITV. Also, 2 of the cup ties v Portsmouth and Leicester covered by the BBC are also absent but given they were 1-1(Storey penalty) and 0-0 respectively it isn't a great loss but would have been nice for completeness.
A further 2 matches, a 2-1 win at Soutampton in the title run in and an early 1-1 draw at Newcastle were covered by Southern TV and Tyne Tees respectively but are not featured here. One can only assume they are lost. Nevertheless, footage from 22 league games and 6 cup ties are included which is surprising given that cameras were not present at every match in those days.
Present day interviews with George Graham, Bob Wilson, Frank McLintock, Charlie George, John Radford, Don Howe and John Sammels tell the story of the historic campaign. Archive interviews with Bob McNab, Bertie Mee, George Armstrong, Peter Storey and Ray Kennedy are also included.
I'm not an Arsenal fan(I just love 70's football) but you can't help but admire how they recovered a 10 point deficit in the league and came from behind in both the Cup Semi Final and Final. A team who never knew they were beaten and are deservedly well commemorated on this excellent DVD.