29 Facts About Steve Bould

1. Steve Bould is one of the best defenders the club has ever had.

2. Steve Bould has done a great job as far as I'm concerned.

3. Steve Bould played well, but there was little hope of him being in the squad for the tournament as he was at least third in the pecking order behind Gary Stevens and Paul Parker.

4. Steve Bould had a short spell during this period as the club's penalty taker.

5. Steve Bould began his television career working for the BBC, primarily on their Match of the Day and Football Focus programmes, then moved to ITV Sport in July 2012.

6. Steve Bould began his professional playing career in the lower divisions.

7. Steve Bould instantly impressed at Stoke and forged a fine defensive partnership with Steve Bould.

8. Steve Bould left Stevenage as a player in the close season just gone to join Northampton as keeper coach.

9. Steve Bould put the kick low and strong to the right hand corner as he viewed it, but Luton goalkeeper Andy Dibble guessed correctly and pushed the ball round the post.

10. Steve Bould joined Oxford United, but never played for their first team either, and then in 1983 he was signed on a free transfer by Dave Bassett to join Wimbledon, who were on a steady climb up the divisions after gaining promotion from the non-league pyramid six years earlier.

11. Steve Bould made 372 appearances for Arsenal and scored 8 goals.

12. Steve Bould needed help to deal with the language barrier and tough training regime of the Arsenal academy.

13. Steve Bould spent 8 years learning the Barcelona football philosophy in the attacking and not right-wing formation.

14. Steve Bould trained yesterday but whether he'll be involved at the weekend or not, I'm not entirely sure.

15. Steve Bould slowly became a regular in the Stoke side after Mick Mills switched to centre-back to replace Paul Dyson.

16. Steve Bould slowly became a regular in the Stoke side after Mick Mills switched him to centre-back to replace Paul Dyson.

17. Steve Bould was coached by Arsene Wenger with Arsenal from 1996 to 1999 after that he became an associate to him in 2012.

18. Steve Bould became an associate supervisor for Arsenal in 2012.

19. Steve Bould was called Stoke City Participant of the entire year in 1984.

20. Steve Bould was coached by Arsene Wenger with Arsenal from 1996 to 1999 then he became an assistant to him in 2012.

21. Steve Bould became an assistant manager for Arsenal in 2012.

22. Steve Bould debuted professionally for Stoke City in 1980 after spending two years in the club's youth set-up.

23. Steve Bould was named Stoke City Player of the Year in 1984.

24. Steve Bould is a player too intertwined with Wenger's reign at the club, a last representation of the culture Emery has otherwise sought to so steadfastly eradicate.

25. Steve Bould has played five times against Arsenal and scored in every game.

26. Steve Bould stayed at the Stadium of Light until arthritis contributed to his retirement in September 2000 having played only 21 Premier League games for Sunderland.

27. Steve Bould slowly became a regular in the Stoke side after Mick Mills switched him to centre back to replace Paul Dyson.

28. Steve Bould left the Gunners in 1999 and ended his playing career with Sunderland.

29. Steve Bould began his football career with his hometown club Stoke City where he gained a reputation as an impressive young defender.