FA Carling Premiership 1997-98

https://i1.wp.com/www.arsenal.com/assets/_files/scaled/696x392/jan_13/gun__1358326620_wenger_double1998.jpgArsène Wenger’s appointment at Arsenal in 1996 came as a surprise, but the former Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight manager won the Double in his first full season, overhauling Manchester United in a thrilling title race. Stellar performances for the Gunners helped Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira into the French World Cup squad, and towards a global title.

Arsenal
David Seaman; Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Tony Adams, Steve Bould; Emmanuel Petit, Ray Parlour, Patrick Vieira, Marc Overmars; Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright.
Subs: Alex Manninger, Gilles Grimandi, Martin Keown, David Platt, Nicolas Anelka.
Manager: Arsène Wenger.

Playing squad members: Rémi Garde, Scott Marshall, Matthew Upson; Stephen Hughes, Alberto Mendez Rodriguez, Paolo Vernazza; Luís Boa Morte, Isaiah Rankin, Christopher Wreh.
Non-playing squad members: John Lukic, Stuart Taylor; Lee Canoville, Ashley Cole, Jason Crowe, Richard Hughes, Greg Lincoln, Brian McGovern, Ross Taylor, Rhys Weston, Matthew Wicks; Michael Black, Tommy Black, Jamie Day, Valur Fannar Gíslason, Julian Gray, James Harper, David Livermore, James MacDonald, Jehad Muntasser; Graham Barrett, Andrew Douglas, Chris Kiwomya, Alan McNevin, Ömer Rıza, Marc Thurgood.

Aston Villa
Mark Bosnich; Fernando Nélson, Alan Wright, Ugo Ehiogu, Gareth Southgate, Steve Staunton; Mark Draper, Simon Grayson, Ian Taylor; Stan Collymore, Dwight Yorke.
Subs: Michael Oakes, Gary Charles, Riccardo Scimeca, Julian Joachim, Savo Milošević.
Manager: Brian Little/John Gregory.

Playing squad members: Gareth Barry; Lee Hendrie; Darren Byfield, Richard Walker.
Non-playing squad members: Matthew Ghent, Adam Rachel; Lee Collins, Guy Hadland, Reuben Hazell, Les Hines, David Hughes, Tommy Jaszczun, Ben Petty, Martin Ridley, Jlloyd Samuel; David Curtolo, Alan Kirby, Aaron Lescott, Nathan Pulisciano, Darragh Sheridan, Michael Standing; Michael Blackwood, Neil Davis, Alan Lee, Darren Middleton, Darius Vassell.

Barnsley
David Watson; Nicky Eaden, Matty Appleby, Arjan de Zeeuw, Adrian Moses; Martin Bullock, Neil Redfearn, Darren Sheridan, Eric Tinkler, Darren Barnard; Ashley Ward.
Subs: Lars Leese, Aleš Križan, Jovo Bosančić, Ġorġi Hristov, Andy Liddell.
Manager: Danny Wilson.

Playing squad members: Scott Jones, Peter Markstedt, Chris Morgan, Peter Shirtliff; Clint Marcelle; Jan Åge Fjørtoft, John Hendrie, Laurens ten Heuvel.
Non-playing squad members: Tony Bullock, Rudi Coleano, Paul Heritage; Gavin Bassinder, Ian Butler, Matt Cross, Shane Hulson, Mark Hume, Dean Jones, Jonathan Perry; Duane Beckett, David Cataroche, Dale Crookes, Craig Goodyear, Andy Gregory, Miles Massey, Sean McClare, Rory Prendergast, Ricky Ravenhill, Darren Shenton; Paul Bagshaw, Luke Beckett, Curtis Bernard, Chris Jackson, Karl Rose.

Blackburn Rovers
Tim Flowers; Stéphane Henchoz, Colin Hendry, Jeff Kenna; Garry Flitcroft, Billy McKinlay, Stuart Ripley, Tim Sherwood, Jason Wilcox; Kevin Gallacher, Chris Sutton.
Subs: John Filan, Gary Croft, Patrick Valéry, Damien Duff, Martin Dahlin.
Manager: Roy Hodgson.

Playing squad members: Marlon Broomes, Callum Davidson, Ian Pearce, Tore Pedersen; Anders Andersson; James Beattie.
Non-playing squad members: Alan Fettis, Gareth Stewart, Michael Watt, Anthony Williams; Mark Benson, Ben Brewer, Keith Brown, Graham Coughlan, Edward McCallion, Adam Reed, Ian Richards, Leam Richardson, Ciarán Ryan, Martin Taylor, Anthony Whealing, David Worrell; Patrick Connolly, David Dunn, Lee Fitzpatrick, Wayne Gill, Damien Johnson, Andy McAvoy, Garth Scales, Luke Staton, Craig Woodfield; Graham Cassin, Gary Hamilton, Steven Hawe, James Taylor, Jonathan Topley.

Bolton Wanderers
Keith Branagan; Neil Cox, Jimmy Phillips, Guðni Bergsson, Mark Fish, Andy Todd; Per Frandsen, Scott Sellars, Jamie Pollock, Alan Thompson; Nathan Blake.
Subs: Gavin Ward, Gerry Taggart, John Sheridan, Peter Beardsley, Dean Holdsworth.
Manager: Colin Todd.

Playing squad members: Hasney Aljofree, Robbie Elliott, Chris Fairclough, Mike Whitlow; Franz Carr, Michael Johansen; Gaetano Giallanza, Arnar Gunnlaugsson.
Non-playing squad members: Matt Glennon, Jussi Jääskeläinen; Dean Holden, Nicky Spooner, Greg Strong, Stuart Whitehead; Martin Doherty; Lee Potter, Gordon Smith; Lee Buggie, Costas Xiourouppa.

Chelsea
Ed de Goey; Dan Petrescu, Graeme Le Saux, Steve Clarke, Michael Duberry, Franck Lebœuf; Roberto Di Matteo, Eddie Newton, Dennis Wise; Mark Hughes, Gianfranco Zola.
Subs: Dmitri Kharine, Frank Sinclair, Gustavo Poyet, Tore André Flo, Gianluca Vialli.
Manager: Ruud Gullit/Gianluca Vialli.

Playing squad members: Celestine Babayaro, Laurent Charvet, Danny Granville, Jon Harley, Bernard Lambourde, David Lee, Andy Myers; Nick Crittenden, Ruud Gullit, Paul Hughes, Jody Morris; Mark Nicholls.
Non-playing squad members: Nick Colgan, Kevin Hitchcock, Paul Nicholls; Stephen Broad, Neil Clement, Warren Cummings, John Terry; Shane Demetrious, Steven Hampshire, Jay Richardson, David Rocastle, Danny Slatter, Robert Wolleaston; Sam Parkin, Joe Sheerin.

Coventry City
Steve Ogrizovic; Roland Nilsson, David Burrows, Gary Breen, Richard Shaw, Paul Williams; Trond Egil Soltvedt, Paul Telfer, Darren Huckerby; Dion Dublin, Noel Whelan.
Subs: Magnus Hedman, George Boateng, Marcus Hall, Gary McAllister, Viorel Moldovan.
Manager: Gordon Strachan.

Playing squad members: Willie Boland, Michael O’Neill, John Salako, Sam Shilton, Gavin Strachan; Andy Ducros, Simon Haworth, Martin Johansen, Kyle Lightbourne.
Non-playing squad members: Chris Kirkland, Tynan Scope; John Andrews, Mark Burrows, Richard Colwell, Liam Daish, Andrew Donlevy, Scott Goodwin, Gerard Mooney, Barry Prenderville, Jamie Williams, Adam Willis; Chris Barnett, Philippe Clement, Martin Devaney, John Eustace, Junior Kadi, Barry Quinn; Aslam Blake, Chukkie Eribenne, Craig Faulconbridge.

Crystal Palace
Kevin Miller; Marc Edworthy, Dean Gordon, Hermann Hreiðarsson, Andy Linighan; Andy Roberts, Attilio Lombardo, Paul Warhurst, Simon Rodger; Bruce Dyer, Neil Shipperley.
Subs: Carlo Nash, Jamie Fullarton, Jamie Smith, Tomas Brolin, Michele Padovano.
Manager: Steve Coppell.

Playing squad members: Danny Boxall, Sagi Burton, Valérien Ismaël, David Tuttle; Patrizio Billio, Ivano Bonetti, Saša Ćurčić, Neil Emblen, Tony Folan, Rory Ginty, Robert Quinn, Itzik Zohar; Leon McKenzie, Clinton Morrison.
Non-playing squad members: Lee Kendall, Gareth Ormshaw; Jonathan Boardman, Andy Frampton, James Hibburt, David Woozley; Wayne Carlisle, Jonathan Clarke, Gareth Graham, Richard Harris, Stephen Hunt, Richard Kennedy, Hayden Mullins, Darren Pitcher, Steven Thomson; Roscoe Dsane, Steve Kabba, Andrew Martin, David Stevens, Dean Wordsworth.

Derby County
Mart Poom; Gary Rowett, Chris Powell, Jacob Laursen, Igor Štimac; Lee Carsley, Christian Dailly, Stefano Eranio; Francesco Baiano, Dean Sturridge, Paulo Wanchope.
Subs: Russell Hoult, Dean Yates, Rory Delap, Darryl Powell, Deon Burton.
Manager: Jim Smith.

Playing squad members: Steve Elliott, Robert Kozluk; Aljoša Asanović, Lars Bohinen, Mauricio Solís, Robin van der Laan; Jonathan Hunt, Ron Willems.
Non-playing squad members: Richard Knight; Chris Boden, Chris Riggott, Craig Smith, Wayne Sutton; Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, Jamie McDonald, Leroy Murphy, Danny Porter, Lee Radzki, Mark Wilkinson.

Everton
Thomas Myhre; Craig Short, Michael Ball, Slaven Bilić, Carl Tiler, Dave Watson; Gareth Farrelly, John Oster, Gary Speed, Nick Barmby; Duncan Ferguson.
Subs: Neville Southall, Earl Barrett, Danny Williamson, Danny Cadamarteri, Mickaël Madar.
Manager: Howard Kendall.

Playing squad members: Paul Gerrard; Graham Allen, Richard Dunne, Jon O’Connor, John O’Kane, Terry Phelan, Tony Thomas; Tony Grant, Gavin McCann, Claus Thomsen, Mitch Ward; Michael Branch, Francis Jeffers.
Non-playing squad members: Dean Delany; Adam Eaton, Adam Farley, Tony Hibbert, Chris Lane, Joe McAlpine, John O’Toole, Carl Regan; Gary Dempsey, Jamie Milligan, Michael O’Brien, Leon Osman, Joe Parkinson, David Poppleton, Keith Southern; Pádraig Drew, Phil Jevons, Mark Quayle.

Leeds United
Nigel Martyn; Gary Kelly, David Robertson, Gunnar Halle, Lucas Radebe, David Wetherall; Alf Inge Håland, Bruno Miguel Ribeiro, Harry Kewell; Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Rod Wallace.
Subs: Mark Beeney, Ian Harte, Robert Molenaar, Lee Bowyer, David Hopkin.
Manager: George Graham.

Playing squad members: Martin Hiden, Mark Jackson, Alan Maybury; Stephen McPhail; Derek Lilley, Lee Matthews.
Non-playing squad members: Simon Briggs, Paul Robinson; John Butler, Kevin Doyle, Gareth Evans, Kevin Evans, Damien Lynch, Paul Shepherd; Jason Blunt, Wes Boyle, Kevin Dixon, Paul Donnelly, Martin Foster, Matt Jones, Tommy Knarvik, Brian Lagan, Pierre Laurent, Andrew Quinn, Simon Watson, Andrew Wright; Warren Feeney, Andy Gray, Tony Hackworth, Paul Shepherd.

Leicester City
Kasey Keller; Pontus Kåmark, Steve Guppy, Matt Elliott, Spencer Prior, Steve Walsh; Muzzy İzzet, Neil Lennon, Robbie Savage; Emile Heskey, Ian Marshall.
Subs: Pegguy Arphexad, Robert Ullathorne, Garry Parker, Theodoros Zagorakis, Steve Claridge.
Manager: Martin O’Neill.

Playing squad members: Julian Watts; Stuart Campbell, Sam McMahon, Stuart Wilson; Tony Cottee, Graham Fenton.
Non-playing squad members: Ian Andrews, Steve Wilson; Guy Branston, Paul Emerson, Martin Fox, Stephen Wenlock; Lee Allen, Neil Ashley, Karl Brennan, Fergal Harkin, Ross Mitchell, Stefan Oakes, Scott Taylor, Danny Thomas; Miguel Arcos-Díaz, Lars Gunnar Carlstrand, Lawrie Dudfield, Graeme Jaffa, Gary Neil, Kevin Sheldon.

Liverpool
David James; Steve Harkness, Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Bjørn Tore Kvarme, Dominic Matteo; Paul Ince, Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp, Øyvind Leonhardsen; Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen.
Subs: Brad Friedel, Phil Babb, Rob Jones, Jason McAteer, Karl-Heinz Riedle.
Manager: Roy Evans & Gérard Houllier.

Playing squad members: Jamie Carragher, Neil Ruddock, Mark Wright; Patrik Berger, Danny Murphy, Michael Thomas, David Thompson.
Non-playing squad members: Ian Dunbavin, Roy Naylor, Jørgen Nielsen, Tony Warner; Phil Brazier, Tom Culshaw, Eifion Jones, Neil Murphy, Paul O’Mara, Gareth Roberts; Jamie Cassidy, Kevin Doherty, Haukur Ingi Guðnason, Leyton Maxwell, Alan Navarro, Richie Partridge, Nicky Rizzo, Eddie Turkington, Danny Williams; Niall Byrne, Paul Dalglish, Sean Friars, Jon Newby.

Manchester United
Peter Schmeichel; Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Henning Berg, Gary Pallister; Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs; Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham.
Subs: Raimond van der Gouw, Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Manager: Alex Ferguson.

Playing squad members: Kevin Pilkington; Wes Brown, Michael Clegg, John Curtis, Danny Higginbotham, David May; Phil Mulryne, Karel Poborský, Ben Thornley, Ronnie Wallwork; Jordi Cruyff, Brian McClair, Erik Nevland.
Non-playing squad members: Nick Culkin, Paul Gibson, Paul Rachubka; Chris Casper, Kirk Hilton, Ross Millard, Paul Teather; Luke Chadwick, Grant Brebner, Terry Cooke, Wayne Evans, Ryan Ford, Michael Stewart, John Thorrington, Michael Twiss, Richie Wellens, Paul Wheatcroft, Mark Wilson; David Brown, David Healy, Gavin Naylor, Alex Notman, Graeme Tomlinson, Jamie Wood.

Newcastle United
Shay Given; Steve Watson, Alessandro Pistone, Philippe Albert, Darren Peacock, Stuart Pearce; David Batty, Keith Gillespie, Robert Lee, John Barnes; Jon Dahl Tomasson.
Subs: Shaka Hislop, Warren Barton, John Beresford, Temuri Ketsbaia, Alan Shearer.
Manager: Kenny Dalglish.

Playing squad members: Pavel Srníček; Nikos Dabizas, Steve Howey, Aaron Hughes; Des Hamilton; Andreas Andersson, Faustino Asprilla, Ian Rush.
Non-playing squad members: Peter Keen, Matt Reed; Paul Arnison, David Beharall, Steven Caldwell, Gareth Macklin, Graeme Paxton, Paul Talbot; Paul Barrett, David Burt, Stuart Elliott, Stuart Green, Ralf Keidel, Paddy Kelly, Jamie McClen, Brian Pinas, Kashka Walker; David Broadbent, Terry Burghall, James Coppinger, David Eatock, Barry Gibson, Bjarni Guðjónsson, Paul Knight, David McMahon, Ian Milbourne, Paul Robinson, Darius Stanczak, Chris Woodcock.

Sheffield Wednesday
Kevin Pressman; Peter Atherton, Ian Nolan, Jon Newsome, Dejan Stefanović, Des Walker; Benito Carbone, Mark Pembridge, Petter Rudi; Andy Booth, Paolo Di Canio.
Subs: Matt Clarke, Andy Hinchcliffe, Graham Hyde, Jim Magilton, Guy Whittingham.
Manager: Ron Atkinson.

Playing squad members: Patrick Blondeau, Lee Briscoe, Steve Nicol, Goce Sedloski; Niclas Alexandersson, Scott Oakes, Alan Quinn; Junior Agogo, O’Neill Donaldson, Ritchie Humphreys, Christian Mayrleb, Francesco Sanetti.
Non-playing squad members: Stuart Jones, Jon Woodward; David Billington, Dean Brennan, Derek Geary, Kevin Nicholson, Tom Staniforth, Simon Weaver; Mark Batty, Mark Harrison, Steven Haslam, Peter Holmes, Sean Hutchinson, Ryan Jones, Krystof Kotylo, Alan Pringle; Mark McKeever, Mark Platts, Gavin Smith.

Southampton
Paul Jones; Jason Dodd, Francis Benali, Claus Lundekvam, Ken Monkou; Matthew Oakley, Carlton Palmer, Kevin Richardson; David Hirst, Matthew Le Tissier, Egil Østenstad.
Subs: Neil Moss, Richard Dryden, Lee Todd, David Hughes, Kevin Davies.
Manager: Dave Jones.

Playing squad members: Ulrich van Gobbel, Phil Warner; Kevin Gibbens, Duncan Spedding, Andy Williams; Steve Basham, Stig Johansen.
Non-playing squad members: Scott Bevan, Darryl Flahavan; Dean Blake, Wayne Bridge, Chris Cullins, Steven Jenkins, Phil Warner; Shayne Bradley, David Piper, Cosimo Sarli; Kevin James.

Tottenham Hotspur
Ian Walker; Stephen Carr, Clive Wilson, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Ramon Vega; Allan Nielsen, Ruel Fox, David Ginola; Les Ferdinand, Jürgen Klinsmann.
Subs: Espen Baardsen, Justin Edinburgh, Nicola Berti, David Howells, Chris Armstrong.
Manager: Christian Gross.

Playing squad members: Gary Mabbutt, John Scales; Darren Anderton, Garry Brady, Stephen Clemence, José Dominguez, Moussa Saïb, Andy Sinton; Rory Allen, Neale Fenn, Steffen Iversen.
Non-playing squad members: Simon Brown, Frode Grodås; Mark Arber, Narada Bernard, Ross Darcy, Darren Davies, Ledley King, Alton Thelwell, Luke Young; James Evans, Peter Gain, Danny Hill, Lee Kersey, Alan Marriott, Wayne Vaughan, Simon Webb; James Bunn, Peter Crouch, Paul McVeigh.

West Ham United
Craig Forrest; Tim Breacker, Ian Pearce, Rio Ferdinand, David Unsworth; Steve Lomas, Andy Impey, Eyal Berkovic, Frank Lampard, Stan Lazaridis; John Hartson.
Subs: Luděk Mikloško, Steve Potts, John Moncur, Samassi Abou, Paul Kitson.
Manager: Harry Redknapp.

Playing squad members: Bernard Lama; David Terrier; Lee Hodges, Scott Mean, Emmanuel Omoyinmi; Paulo Alves, Iain Dowie.
Non-playing squad members: Neil Finn, Les Sealey; Stevland Angus, Mohamed Berthé, Chris Coyne, Julian Dicks, Terrell Forbes, Richard Hall, Tony Henry, Joe Keith, Jason Moore, Graeme Philson; Michael Carrick, Craig Etherington, Richard Garcia, Lee Goodwin, Grant McCann, Adam Newton, David Partridge; Gary Alexander, Lee Boylan, Anthony McFarlane.

Wimbledon
Neil Sullivan; Alan Kimble, Ben Thatcher, Dean Blackwell, Kenny Cunningham, Chris Perry; Vinnie Jones, Neal Ardley, Robbie Earle, Michael Hughes; Marcus Gayle.
Subs: Paul Heald, Brian McAllister, Ceri Hughes, Carl Cort, Carl Leaburn.
Manager: Joe Kinnear.

Playing squad members: Duncan Jupp; Stewart Castledine, Peter Fear, Damien Francis, Mark Kennedy, Ståle Solbakken; Andy Clarke, Efan Ekoku, Jason Euell.
Non-playing squad members: Patrick Jennings, Brendan Murphy; Andy Futcher, James Gardner, Rob Gier, Peter Hawkins, Danny Hodges, Gary Odlum, Andy Pearce, Alan Reeves, Paul Reynolds; Artur Correia, Seb Favata, Wayne Gray, Ansah Owusu, Timotije Petrović; Patrick Agyemang, Jon Goodman, Mick Harford, Leigh Hinds, Richard O’Connor, Victor Renner.

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