Detailed statistics from the record-breaking 49 game unbeaten run.

Arsenal went a record 49 consecutive top-flight league games unbeaten from May 2003 to October 2004, breaking Nottingham Forest's previous record of 42 set between November 1977 and November 1978. 

The run ended in controversy at Old Trafford as a harshly-awarded penalty spurred Manchester United to a 2-0 win in October 2004.

In completing this remarkable run Arsenal also recorded an unbeaten top-flight league season, only equalled by Preston North End who went the season unbeaten in 1888-89. Although Preston North End played 22 league games that season against Arsenal's 38. 

During the 2003/4 Premiership season Arsenal failed to score on only four occassions, 0-0 draws with Birmingham, Newcastle, Fulham and Manchester United. Before the Fulham match, Arsenal had scored in 46 consecutive home league matches, stretching back to Middlesbrough (h) Sat 14 April 2001 (Lost 0-3). 

Arsenal's 49-game Unbeaten Record

  Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
Home 25 20 5 0 63 21 65
Away 24 16 8 0 49 14 56
Overall 49 36 13 0 112 35 121

Season 2002/2003

1. Arsenal 6-1 Southampton 07-05-2003
2. Sunderland 0-4 Arsenal 11-05-2003

Season 2003/2004

3. Arsenal 2-1 Everton 16-08-2003
4. Middlesbro 0-4 Arsenal 24-08-2003
5. Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa 27-08-2003
6. Man City 1-2 Arsenal 31-08-2003
7. Arsenal 1-1 Portsmouth 13-09-2003
8. Man Utd 0-0 Arsenal 21-09-2003
9. Arsenal 3-2 Newcastle 26-09-2003
10. Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal 04-10-2003
11. Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea 18-10-2003
12. Charlton 1-1 Arsenal 26-10-2003
13. Leeds 1-4 Arsenal 01-11-2003
14. Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham 08-11-2003
15. Birmingham 0-3 Arsenal 22-11-2003
16. Arsenal 0-0 Fulham 30-11-2003
17. Leicester 1-1 Arsenal 06-12-2003
18. Arsenal 1-0 Blackburn 14-12-2003
19. Bolton 1-1 Arsenal 20-12-2003
20. Arsenal 3-0 Wolves 26-12-2003
21. Southampton 0-1 Arsenal 29-12-2003
22. Everton 1-1 Arsenal 07-01-2004
23. Arsenal 4-1 Middlesbro 10-01-2004
24. Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal 18-01-2004
25. Arsenal 2-1 Man City 01-02-2004
26. Wolves 1-3 Arsenal 07-02-2004
27. Arsenal 2-0 Southampton 10-02-2004
28. Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal 21-02-2004
29. Arsenal 2-1 Charlton 28-02-2004
30. Blackburn 0-2 Arsenal 13-03-2004
31. Arsenal 2-1 Bolton 20-03-2004
32. Arsenal 1-1 Man Utd 28-03-2004
33. Arsenal 4-2 Liverpool 09-04-2004
34. Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal 11-04-2004
35. Arsenal 5-0 Leeds 16-04-2004
36. Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal 25-04-2004
37. Arsenal 0-0 Birmingham 01-05-2004
38. Portsmouth 1-1 Arsenal 04-05-2004
39. Fulham 0-1 Arsenal 09-05-2004
40. Arsenal 2-1 Leicester 15-05-2004

Season 2004/2005

41. Everton 1-4 Arsenal 15-08-2004
42. Arsenal 5-3 Middlesbro 22-08-2004
43. Arsenal 3-0 Blackburn 25-08-2004
44. Norwich 1-4 Arsenal 28-08-2004
45. Fulham 0-3 Arsenal 11-09-2004
46. Arsenal 2-2 Bolton 18-09-2004
47. Man City 0-1 Arsenal 25-09-2004
48. Arsenal 4-0 Charlton 02-10-2004
49. Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa 16-10-2004

The men involved

Player Starts As substitute Goals
Thierry Henry 48   39
Kolo Toure 47 1 1
Jens Lehmann 47    
Robert Pires 40 5 23
Lauren 39 2  
Sol Campbell 38   1
Gilberto 36 3 4
Freddie Ljungberg 35 4 10
Ashley Cole 35   1
Patrick Vieira 34   3
Dennis Bergkamp 29 10 7
Ray Parlour 18 9  
Pascal Cygan 15 8  
Edu 14 19 2
Jose Antonio Reyes 14 8 8
Gael Clichy 8 8  
Sylvain Wiltord 8 4 3
Cesc Fabregas 6 2 1
Kanu 4 8 1
Martin Keown 3 7  
Jeremie Aliadiere 3 7  
Jermaine Pennant 2 5 3
Oleg Luzhny 2    
Igors Stepanovs 2    
Justin Hoyte 1 2  
Gio van Bronckhorst 1 1  
David Bentley 1    
Ryan Garry 1    
David Seaman 1    
Stuart Taylor 1    
Mathieu Flamini   5  
Robin van Persie   3  
Stathis Tavlaridis   1  
Own Goals     5


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