Arsenal's best XI of the 1960s
The 1960s were quite a difficult period for Arsenal fans. Under Billy Wright, the club endured mid-table finishes and early cup exits. Only as the decade came to a close did Arsenal finally win a trophy, beating Anderlecht in a two-legged Fairs Cup Final. It was the Gunners' first trophy win since 1953.
Despite Arsenal's struggles throughout the decade there were still some tremendous players representing the club, as the XI above shows.
Goalkeeper Bob Wilson became a legendary figure at the club, remaining with Arsenal beyond his playing days to coach the likes of John Lukic and David Seaman to success.
Frank McLintock was a noble Arsenal captain and superb centre-half. His partnership with Peter Simpson helped stabilise Arsenal in the latter part of the decade.
Peter Storey was a combative right-back who later converted to central midfield, while Sammy Nelson made over 300 appearances for the club at left-back across two decades.
The midfield is brimming with talent. Scottish international George Graham would be the heartbeat of this fantasy XI, with box-to-box midfielder Jon Sammels certain to be an excellent partner. In reality, Graham's progression edged Sammels out of the Arsenal first team, but they'd make for an ideal pairing.
George Armstrong was a gifted winger who could dazzle on either flank. On the left-wing, we have Charlie George. George was only a teenager during the 1960s but still made an impact at Arsenal. He played a crucial role in the successful Fairs Cup campaign. George was happiest as a forward or attacking midfielder, but a player with his gifts could certainly get by on the wing.
Up front, the prolific John Radford is partnered by the less renowned Joe Baker: Baker was signed from Torino and scored exactly 100 goals in 156 Gunners games.