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Ray Parlour reveals why he was left ‘devastated’ after scoring first goal for Arsenal

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT how he was remarkably ‘devastated’ and not delighted after scoring his first ever goal for the Gunners.

He should have been delighted, but the Romford Pele says his brother ruined the moment because he didn't get to the bookies on time!

“I scored my first goal but I was devastated – that was like a week’s wages for me, I was on about £300-a-week back then.

But Parlour has revealed how his brother ruined his big day – because he was too late to the bookies!

After being given a more attacking role by manager George Graham, the Romford Pele scored inside the first minute to help his side to a 3-1 victory.

Did you get the bet on?’ “He got there six minutes late!

The midfielder netted the first goal of his Arsenal career against Wimbledon in 1992, during the first of his 13 seasons with the north London club.
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