WHEN Arsenal won the “double” in 1970-71, they received very little praise for their considerable efforts. Were it not for Charlie George’s messianic fall to the ground in the FA Cup final, Arsenal would be remembered for merely grinding-out results and out-slugging Leeds United’s relentless machine. But the seeds of Arsenal’s triumph were sown in three seasons leading up to 1970-71. From 1953, when Arsenal won their seventh Football League title, the club had declined from its golden period and had been usurped by North London rivals Tottenham. The Gunners became a mid-table club with crowds in 1965-66 at Highbury dipping below 30,000 for the first time since before the arrival of Herbert Chapman. The 1965-66 season saw Arsenal finish 14th despite the presence…