Arsenal’s issues are laid bare after Mikel Arteta’s men slumped to their THIRTEENTH Premier League defeat of the season against Newcastle – an unwanted club record for a 38-game campaign
- Arsenal missed the opportunity to move above Tottenham on Monday evening
- Mikel Arteta’s side lost 2-0 against Newcastle in a hugely disappointing showing
- The result means their rivals are in pole position for a Champions League spot
- And a damning statistic has emerged revealing the scope of the Gunners’ issues
- Arsenal have lost 13 times, their joint-most in a 38-game Premier League season
Arsenal‘s problems have been illuminated by a damning statistic after their damaging loss against Newcastle.
Knowing a win at St James’ Park on Monday would put them in pole position in the race for Champions League football, Mikel Arteta‘s side were hugely disappointing.
They ended up losing 2-0, via a Ben White own goal and Bruno Guimaraes’ late strike.
The Gunners therefore slumped to their 13th defeat of the season, an unwanted club record.
It is the joint-most losses for the club in a 38-game Premier League season, level with last year and 2017-18.
The crux of their issues was also laid bare by several other conclusive figures.
Arsenal’s problems were illuminated by a damning statistic after a 2-0 loss against Newcastle
Arsenal lost vital ground in their race for fourth and a Champions League spot next season
Arsenal have only drawn three games this season, the lowest in the division – the fewest they have ever drawn in a top-flight season was four, more than a century ago in 1906-07.
One account on Twitter suggested it was very often either agony or ecstasy at the Emirates, posting: ‘Really has been on brand “All or Nothing” for the Amazon documentary’.
This campaign is also up there in terms of the most goals conceded in a 38-game Premier League season.
The defeat was their 13th of the season – a record in a 38-game Premier League campaign
The club have conceded 47 goals with one game left to play, against Everton on Sunday.
That is four off their highest-ever total of 51 from successive seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19, but could still equal or surpass their figures of 48 in 2019-20 or 49 in 2011-12.
Arteta’s men essentially need to beat the Toffees on the final day and hope Tottenham lose against already-relegated Norwich to snatch fourth spot in unlikely circumstances.