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Final game in front of the old North Bank 2 May 1992
The old North Bank was one of the most famous terraces in football. The roof – built in 1935 and then rebuilt after being hit by a bomb during the Blitz – sheltered the heart and soul of Arsenal’s support.
It stood proudly until the summer of 1992 when the bulldozers moved in to build the current North Bank Stand.
The final game in front of the old North Bank took place on May 2, 1992. It was a poignant occasion for many but, typically, Arsenal gave the terrace a rousing send-off.
Southampton were the visitors and, although the title had long since slipped away, Ian Wright still had the Golden Boot in his sights. Gary Lineker started the day a goal ahead of the Arsenal striker.
In many ways it was a routine home win for the Gunners. Kevin Campbell, Alan Smith and a Wright penalty put them 3-1 up but, with Lineker netting at Old Trafford, the Tottenham striker was still in pole position for the Golden Boot.
It stayed that way until stoppage time. Wright screamed for the ball deep on the left and was picked out by David Seaman’s accurate throw. He shrugged off one challenge, cut inside another defender and hammered the ball into the bottom corner.
Arsenal had time for one more attack. Wright swung his leg at a right-wing cross, the ball flew off his shin and once again nestled in the goal at the North Bank end.
Wright had clinched the Golden Boot in the most dramatic fashion. Just as importantly, the North Bank crowd had one more magical moment to treasure as they left their terrace for the final time.
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