Arsenal have shown signs of improvement in recent years, winning back-to-back FA Cups, finishing runners-up last term and finally winning their Champions League group this season.
With big money arrivals like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Granit Xhaka arriving in North London, the Gunners have entered a new era over the course of the past three years but there is one problem that Arsene Wenger’s side are struggling to overcome.
Big Six head to head since Aug 2014 – Played 25 games each
Man Utd 41 pts
Man City 29
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) January 3, 2017
In their last 25 games against other sides in the Premier League’s ‘big six’, Arsenal have secured just 27 points from those matches- the worst record out of any of their rivals, which shows exactly where the Gunners have come undone in recent years.
Crucially Chelsea, who currently top the table, have a record of ten points better than the Gunners, whilst Manchester United boast the best points tally despite enduring difficulties in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Having lost to Liverpool and Manchester City this season already, Arsenal haven’t really shown improvements to suggest this record will be improved- especially as their 3-0 win over Chelsea came before the Blues settled into life under Antonio Conte.