Every season, Arsenal are named as potential champions in a wealth of competitions, but eventually they fall short with a disappointing collapse, which usually takes place in November or March. This year might be different, though, given the Gunners’ performances thus far.
The Londoners’ 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets last night has grabbed headlines for the right reasons, with a number of Arsenal stars performing well – particularly Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, David Ospina and Francis Coquelin.
Arsenal have conceded just one goal in the Champions League so far this season, which came away against Paris Saint-Germain, and statistics following last night’s victory put them amongst the highest scorers in the competition at this stage – alongside some illustrious company.
Most goals scored in the Champions League so far 2016/17:
Real Madrid (9)
Napoli (8) pic.twitter.com/Uaxdas8UeU
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 20, 2016
Only Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have scored more goals in the competition this season than Arsenal, with the Gunners boasting the same record as European powerhouses Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
If Arsenal continue at this rate, then it may finally be the year they conquer Europe, and it would be the perfect send off to Arsene Wenger, who reached 20 years in charge of the club earlier this month.