On 12 April 1994, Arsenal reached the Final of the Cup Winners Cup after beating PSG 1-0 in the second leg of the semi-final played at Highbury. England international Kevin Campbell – who made 224 appearances for the Gunners netting 59 times – scored the only goal of the match on the day after only seven minutes of play. David Seaman’s sensational form saw him make a string of vital saves, enabling the North London side to hold on to the lead.
The two sides had to wait for an outright winner to be decided in the second leg after the first leg, which was played 2 weeks earlier, ended in a 1-1 draw. Ian Wright opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 35th minute before David Ginola cancelled the goal right at the start of the second half for the Ligue One side.
The ground was finally set for battle on 4th May when Arsenal faced Italian side Parma in the Cup Final played at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Despite an inspired start by the defending Champions Parma, Arsenal came out on top courtesy of a solitary goal scored by Alan Smith.
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