Tag: David O’Leary

David O’Leary played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Irish defender joined Arsenal as a youth in 1973. He made his first team debut in 1975. O’Leary left Arsenal for Leeds United in 1993 on a free transfer. In total, he made 722 appearances for Arsenal and scored 14 goals. “Spider” wore the number 5 for Arsenal, but wore several other numbers as well during his time at the club. After retiring as a player he went on to manage Leeds United, Aston Villa, and Al-Ahli. O’Leary was born on May 2, 1958.

Celebrating Arsenal’s Irish connection: St Patrick’s Day Special

Discover why Arsenal's rich history and Irish connections make it a beloved club in Ireland.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Former Arsenal players David O'Leary (L) and Pat Rice look on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arsenal star hailed as ‘Rolls Royce’ by Arsenal legend

David O'Leary, Arsenal's all-time record appearance holder, praises defender William Saliba and midfielder Declan Rice as key figures in the team's current form. He also speaks highly of manager Mikel Arteta and the club's atmosphere.
Arsenal's chairman Sir Chips Keswick (L) and chief executive officer Ivan Gazidis attend the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Paris-Saint-Germain vs Arsenal FC, on September 13, 2016 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Arsenal chairman wants David O’Leary to oversee Raul Sanllehi

According to a report last week, Arsenal's chairman Sir Chips Keswick is keen to bring David O'Leary back to the club to help with 'haphazard recruitment'.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger manager / head coach of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp and more invited back for Wenger’s final home game

Arsenal have invited the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and many more back to the club for Arsene Wenger's final home game, according to reports.

Legends praise Wenger’s longevity

David O'Leary, Alan Smith and Lee Dixon believe that Arsene Wenger's record of Premier League games managed will never be surpassed.