On 27 April 1970, midfielder Brian Hornsby signed amateur forms with Arsenal, according to the Official Club website. The then 16-year old joined the club after captaining his school team Peterborough Boys, and went on to play as an apprentice for the Gunners between 1970 t0 1976.
He won the FA youth Cup on his debut season before turning professional in September of the following season. His League debut was catastrophic however, as the Gunners lost 6-1 to Leeds United at Eland Road.
According to Arsenal.com, he netted a total of six goals throughout his stay at Arsenal, making 26 appearances in First Division games. After six years in the red and white shades of Highbury, Hornsby completed a £40,000 move to Sheffield Wednesday in March 1978.
He later went on to play for Carlisle United, IK Brage in Sweden, and Spalding United, before retiring at Holbeach United. Since retiring, Hornsby lives in Peterborough and has been captain of the Arsenal F.C. ex-professionals.