Arsenal Close In On The Premier League Title While Setting Two New Records

Arsenal Close In On The Premier League Title While Setting Two New Records

March 14, 2023
Dom Challis

With 11 games left to clinch their first Premier League title since 2004, Arsenal reasserted their London authority with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. What many won’t realise is that Arsenal set two new Premier League records that no one else has ever achieved.

Arsenal went five points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the table on Saturday (March 11) with goals from Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and a hattrick of assists from the new January signing, Leandro Trossard. 

The first of the two new records set by the Gunners comes from the former Brighton superstar Trossard. The Belgian’s hattrick of assists was the first time a player in Premier League history has registered three assists in the first half of an away game. Not too shabby for a £27 million signing?

No Arsenal player has registered three assists in a singular game since Cesc Fabregas did in October 2009 during a 6-2 win over Blackburn.

Aside from achieving their third five-game winning streak of the 2022-23 Premier League season, the victory over Fulham also saw Arteta’s squad become the first team in the entire 134 years of English Football League history to win five consecutive London derbies away from home and without conceding a single goal. 

The five-game, away win streak can be seen below:

  1. Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal – August 5 2022
  2. Brentford 0-3 Arsenal – September 18 2022
  3. Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal November 6 2022
  4. Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Arsenal January 15 2023
  5. Fulham 0-3 Arsenal March 12 2023

After the Fulham game, the whole Arsenal team can be seen celebrating an important win (above) as they set a new record in English football and got one week closer to securing the Premier League Title.

With 11 games left and Arsenal still due to travel to the Etihad to play Man City, the final weeks of the 22/23 season are lining up to be an intense one. 

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