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Arsenal May 1971

Islington welcomes home the 1971 double-winning Arsenal F.C. side including the team's first ever black player.

Amateur film 1971 1 mins Silent

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Fantastic scenes as fans walk towards the East Stand of Highbury. Aboard the celebratory double-decker are Eddie Kelly, scorer of the winning goal at Wembley; Arsenal's first black player, Brendan Batson; captain, Frank McLintock, and local boy Charlie George, who clutches the League Trophy. As the bus turns, the Gunner's record signing, the £100k teenage wonder kid Peter 'Hey Hey' Marinello, can be seen waving.