Arsenal strolled to their biggest ever Premiership victory and the largest win of Arsène Wenger's reign when they beat Everton 7-0 on Wednesday night.

It was the biggest Premiership victory of the season and the biggest Premiership win since February 1999, when Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 8-1 at the City Ground.

It was not, however, the only time Arsenal have put seven goals past an opponent in the post-war years.

The first occasion was in 1948 when Middlesbrough visited Highbury and suffered a 7-0 defeat. Although ironically the teams met again three days later and drew 1-1.

In 1956 Manchester City lost 7-3 at Highbury and 10 years later Danish side Staevnet Copenhagen were thrashed 7-1 in their own backyard in the Fairs Cup.

Romanian side Dinamo Bacau were beaten by the same margin in the same competition in 1970, only this time at Highbury.

Leeds United were on the wrong end of a 7-0 League Cup rout in the 1979/80 season after drawing the first leg 1-1 and Hereford United also shipped seven goals to Arsenal in the FA Cup five seasons later, losing 7-2.

The last time Arsenal scored seven in a league game was in February 1992 when Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 7-1 at Highbury.

The Owls were holding their hosts 1-1 but Kevin Campbell's second-half introduction ignited Arsenal's attack. Campbell and Anders Limpar grabbed braces and Paul Davis, Paul Merson and Alan Smith were also on the scoresheet.

Standard Liege were the victims of Arsenal's biggest-ever away win, 7-0 in the European Cup Winners Cup. Campbell (2), Merson and Smith were again among the goals, as were Ian Selley, Tony Adams and Eddie McGoldrick.

Incidentally, 7-0 is not Arsenal's biggest post-war win in all competitions. Grimsby town were soundly beaten 8-0 at Highbury on May 1, 1948.

The table below shows who where and when Arsenal have scored seven or more against an opponent in post-war years.

OpponentScoreCompetitionDateMiddlesbrough7-0Division 1 (old)26/3/48Grimsby Town8-0Division 1 (old)1/5/48Manchester City7-3Division 1 (old)6/10/56Staevnet Copenahgen7-1Fairs Cup25/9/63Dinamo Bacau7-1Fairs Cup18/3/70Leeds United7-0League Cup4/9/79Hereford7-2FA Cup22/1/85Sheffield Wednesday7-1Division 1 (old)15/2/92Standard Liege7-0ECW Cup3/11/93Everton7-0Premiership12/5/05

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12 May 2005