Edward (Ted) Platt was born in Romford on 26th March 1921. A goalkeeper, he played for Colchester United in the Southern League before joining Arsenal in January 1939. He was unable to get into the first team because of the good form of George Swindin.
During the 1950-51 season he played in 17 games, the best total while at Arsenal. He was eventually transferred to Portsmouth in September 1953. In the time he was at Highbury he played in 57 games for the club.