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Looking back: Arsenal lift Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 May 2020

Arsenal celebrate beating holders Parma 1-0 to lift the 1994 Cup Winners Cup in Copenhagen (pic John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Arsenal celebrate beating holders Parma 1-0 to lift the 1994 Cup Winners Cup in Copenhagen (pic John Stillwell/PA Wire)

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Alan Smith was Arsenal’s matchwinner as George Graham’s Gunners beat holders Parma 1-0 to lift the 1994 Cup Winners’ Cup in Copenhagen.

Arsenal went into the final without leading goalscorer Ian Wright, who missed out through suspension.

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But they could depend on a rock-solid back four of Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Nigel Winterburn, in front of England keeper David Seaman, to keep Parma at bay.

Tomas Brolin hit a post early on before Smith grabbed what turned out to be the only goal of the game, beating Luca Bucci with a left-foot volley after a mishit clearance by Lorenzo Minotti in the 20th minute.

With a lead to defend Arsenal never looked in much trouble and Gianfranco Zola and Faustino Asprilla were well shackled.

Arsenal had won their quarter-final and semi-final home second legs 1-0 and ‘One-nil to the Arsenal’ rang out in the Parken Stadium as the Gunners ground out another narrow win.


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