Arsenal issues laid bare after record THIRTEENTH Premier League loss

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. 

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