Also finding myself just 11 games from clinch Premier League Topic, armory Assured of his local superiority on Sunday after cantering a comfortable 3–0 win Above fulham At Craven Cottage.
hat-trick of assists by leandro trossard set goals for Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli And Martin Odegaard as the Gunners easily dispatched their cross-town neighbours, and the result pushed them five points behind rivals Manchester City on top of the table.
As well as racking up their third five-game winning streak of the 2022-23 league season, the win also saw Mikel Arteta’s formidable side become the first team in the entire 134-year English Football League history to win five consecutive London derbies. Has been. away from home without conceding a single goal.
Here’s a look back at the Gunners’ record-setting streak, which began on the opening day of the season.
The opening game of the season saw Arsenal start as they looked to advance Straight win over Palace at Selhurst Park, August proved to be a good month for the Gunners as they won their first five games of the campaign by a cumulative scoreline of 13–4. However, September brought with it their first defeat, a 3–1 loss to Manchester United On 4 September.
Brentford 0-3 Arsenal (September 18, 2022)
Arsenal bounced back from defeat at Old Trafford in their next league fixture with a stunning three-goal defeat of Brentford at the Community Stadium, a 2–0 defeat to then-newly promoted Bees in the opening game of the previous season. , goals scored through William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus And Fabio Vieirawho frosted the cake A spectacular 25-yard thrash that bounced just outside the post,
Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal (November 6, 2022)
The win over Brentford snapped a 13-match unbeaten run for the Gunners as they continued their ascent to the summit of the Premier League. The middle game of the streak was a tense win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in which Centre-back Gabriel’s close range tap-in Proving the difference in a match of very few clear chances.
Arsenal take the lead in the most unlikely of ways.
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The penultimate game in that 13-match series was the first North London derby of the season. Arteta’s team won An early, calamitous Apna Goafrom me hugo loris That was followed by a more convincing 25-yard strike from Odegaard. As well as securing local bragging rights, the result put the buoyant Gunners eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Fulham 0-3 Arsenal (March 12, 2023)
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With just two and a half months left in the season, Arsenal have restored a five-point buffer between themselves and Man City Cruising to victory over FulhamA day after a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Pep Guardiola’s team loomed large in the Gunners’ rear-view mirror.
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After the Fulham game, the Arsenal squad and staff celebrated en masse with a group photo posted on social media oleksandr zinchenko, in the picture, They all posed with a replica of the famous old Highbury clockWhich is now established in Emirates Stadium.
Why the replica clock face was floating around the Craven Cottage locker room has yet to be established, but Arsenal fans certainly enjoyed the comments trying to figure out where the hands were from ’11. Why was it placed at the mark of ‘ and ‘ 2 ‘. , which some saw as a cryptic message.
Some believed those two numbers were pointing to what was now only “11 games 2 go” or “11 games and 2 months left” in the quest for Premier League glory. Others consider the 2 to be related to the fact that the Gunners were still chasing the number of trophies the Gunners still had to play for, as they are still competing in the Europa League. Meanwhile, others suggested that the fact that the exact timing (coming at only 14:00) was a visual illustration of how close the Gunners are now to securing a 14th league title.
Perhaps the watch was used by Arteta for one of his infamously intense prematch teamtalks. The maverick head coach’s process may well be unorthodox, but his players clearly count on it and you can’t argue with the results.