On 22 April 1978, Arsenal beat Leeds away for the first time in 40 years.
The match, which was also John Devine’s first league game, ended 3-1 to Arsenal with goals from Malcolm MacDonald and Frank Stapleton, as well as a Leeds own goal.
Although Arsenal had drawn with Leeds previously that season, Arsenal hadn’t beaten Leeds at all since 1972 – the same year Leeds won against Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup final. What’s even more impressive is the fact that Leeds had managed to prevent the Gunners from winning on their turf since 1938 – that’s 40 years Arsenal went without a win away from home to Leeds.
The win in 1938 was 1-0 with a goal from Gordon Hutton Bremner.
Overall, Arsenal have won 46 games, drawn 32 and lost 41 against Leeds, which is a pretty narrow margin considering where they are now. However, at the time, they both played in the First Division and to this day still have a pretty bitter rivalry.