Season 38 - 39 

The squad photo at the beginning of the season, Arthur, back row, 5th from left, standing next to the keeper.

 

Arthur starts the season in the team for the first game , away to Birmingham at St Andrews, Sunderland winning 2-1 with goals from 

Gurney and Carter

part of the match report

Next up was Grimsby at Roker Park on Sept 3rd. A crowd of 23,318 watched a 1-1 draw with Len Duns scoring for the lads, with the Journal reporting

" Wright again played neat constructive football at left half

Another home game against Wolves followed on 7 Sept with the crowd of 20,551 watching another 1-1 draw with Robinson scoring  for the lads. Not much elso of note other than Stan Cullis apparently being responsible for keeping Sunderland at bay.