Tag: David Rocastle

David Rocastle played for Arsenal Football Club. The former English midfielder joined the Arsenal Academy in 1982 and made his first team debut in 1985. Rocastle left Arsenal for Leeds United in 1992 for £2m. In total, he made 277 appearances for Arsenal and scored 34 goals. “Rocky” wore the number 7 shirt for Arsenal, but he wore several numbers as well during his time at the club. Rocastle was born on May 2, 1967. He passed away on March 31, 2001 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 33.

David Rocastle, Arsenal’s most beloved number 7- With Ian Wright interview

Listen as we relive Rocastle's Arsenal career with exclusive soundbites from Ian Wright while other former Arsenal players reveal what they truly felt about the great man.

Graphic: Remembering David “Rocky” Rocastle

Today marks 20 years since David Rocastle lost his battle to cancer aged only 33.

Remembering David Rocastle

Today marks 20 years since David Rocastle passed. Here, from our Arsenal Number 7s book, is an extract from Paul Williams chapter on this true legend

5 greatest Arsenal youngsters of all time

Arsenal's academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who have been the greatest Arsenal youngsters to pull on the red and white?

Arsenal's 5 best youth products ever

The Arsenal academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who were the best?

Long read: Remembering David Rocastle

Today marks 16 years since David Rocastle passed. Here, from our Arsenal Number 7s book, is an extract from Paul Williams chapter on this true legend

OTD Influential Arsenal midfielder passes away

On 31 March 2001, the footballing world was racked by the tragic death of David 'Rocky' Rocastle from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Graphic: Remembering David “Rocky” Rocastle

31st March marks 16 years since David Rocastle lost battle to cancer at only 33. It's the perfect time to remember his time in Arsenal.

Podcast: David Rocastle, Arsenal's most beloved number 7: With Ian Wright interview

Listen as we relive Rocastle's Arsenal career with exclusive soundbites from Ian Wright while other former Arsenal players reveal what they truly felt about the great man.

OTD Iconic Arsenal midfielder & Anfield 89 hero both sign professional contracts

On this day in 1984 David Rocastle, along with Michael Thomas, signed professional contracts with the club.

Thursday Arsenal recap – Secret striker, scouts are out, Granit Xhaka’s pride + more

Did you know Shkodran Mustafi used to be a striker, that Arsenal were supposed to sign Adrien Rabiot or that you can't appeal yellow cards? Then read on.

Podcast: David Rocastle with Ian Wright interview

Listen as we relive Rocastle's Arsenal career with exclusive soundbites from Ian Wright while other former Arsenal players reveal what they truly felt about the great man.

Graphic: Remembering David “Rocky” Rocastle

31st March marks 15 years since David Rocastle lost battle to cancer at only 33. It's the perfect time to remember his time in Arsenal.

Remembering David Rocastle

Today marks 15 years since David Rocastle passed. Here, from our Arsenal Number 7s book, is an extract from Paul Williams chapter on this true legend

Arsenal legend praises Hull for Rocastle tribute

Ian Wright has praised Hull for their tribute to David Rocastle on Monday night. Wright, who told us in an exclusive interview recently how it...