On 18 June 1979, Paul Davis joined Arsenal as an apprentice as stated on the Official Club website.
Born on December 9 1961 as Paul Vincent Davis in Dulwich, England, his passion for football saw him join Arsenal as an apprentice at the age of 18. A sublime left-footed midfielder, Paul made his debut against Tottenham on 7 April 1980. His first appearance in red and white went on to be a memorable one as Terry Neill’s side fought a spirited fight, eventually winning 2-1 at White Hart Lane.
This was just the beginning for Paul Davis as he rose through the ranks at Highbury, becoming not only a regular in the first team but also a fan favorite. According to Arsenal.com, the midfielder went on to spend 17 glorious years at the club, registering an impressive 447 appearances to his name.
Paul Davis however goes down in history as among the best Arsenal players never to play for the Three Lions, alongside George Armstrong, John Lukic and Peter Simpson.