Arsenal are set to finish the season with their lowest factors tally since 1995… regardless of being one of many few groups to beat champions Liverpool this time period.
It has been a marketing campaign to overlook for the Gunners who sit ninth within the Premier League desk with solely two video games left.
Nonetheless, they’ve proven indicators of enchancment underneath rookie boss Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal secured a powerful 2-1 win over newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool on Wednesday due to objectives from Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson.
Sadio Mane had given Liverpool a 20th-minute lead, however the recreation turned on its head as a consequence of particular person errors from Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.
Regardless of the win, 59 factors is the utmost tally Arsenal can attain this season.
It means they are going to end on their lowest factors tally previously 25 years once they ended the 1994/95 marketing campaign in 12th place on 51 factors in a 42-game season.
Their worst tally in a 38-game season yielded simply 63 factors within the 1995/96 and 2017/18 campaigns.
Arsenal have endured a turbulent season with Arteta changing the sacked Unai Emery final December.
They had been knocked out of the Carabao Cup and Europa League by Liverpool and Olympiakos respectively.
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However Arteta’s males may nonetheless finish the marketing campaign with silverware as they face FA Cup holders Man City within the semi-finals on Sunday.
The competitors appears to be the Gunners’ greatest probability of enjoying European soccer subsequent season with the membership three locations beneath Wolves in sixth within the hunt for Europa League qualification.
Arteta admitted it was a ‘massive concern’ over whether or not he can be financially backed in switch home windows to construct a title-challenging squad.
He mentioned: “I don’t know. It’s a massive concern since you see how they construct the squads.
“It isn’t magic, you have to enhance with high quality gamers within the squad.
“You want a much bigger squad to compete on this competitors and that’s going to be the problem.”
Arsenal will end their Premier League season with video games in opposition to relegation-threatened Aston Villa and Watford.