This week Arsenal statistician Josh James takes a look at the facts and figures behind the first 100 wins at Emirates Stadium.

Last Tuesday’s victory over Udinese was the 100th win at Emirates Stadium, in the venue’s 143rd fixture.

The century was brought up almost five years to the day after the first senior match at the stadium - a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on August 19, 2006 in which Gilberto scored an 83rd-minute equaliser.

In a neat piece of symmetry, the 100th win, like the first, came in a Champions League qualifier. Just four days after that opener against Villa, Croatian side Dynamo Zagreb came to north London for the second leg of the play-off. Eduardo was on target against his future (and now former) employers, but the Gunners hit back through Freddie Ljungberg (who captained the team that night) and then Mathieu Flamini, who scored the winner in the last minute.

It was the first of 16 home wins that season, from 27 matches (P27 W16 D10 L1 F55 A21). All of the first eight league games at Emirates ended in either 3-0 wins or 1-1 draws.

The best season Arsenal have enjoyed at Emirates was the second (2007/08) when the team were undefeated throughout 28 games (P28 W20 D8 L0 F59 A14). That included games in all four competitions.

The only other time in the Club’s 125-year history they have remained unbeaten for an entire home campaign was 1980/81 (P22 W14 D8 L0 F39 A18), yet that season Arsenal only played league and League Cup games at home.

The most victories Arsenal have racked up in a single Emirates campaign is 22 (2008/09 and 2009/10).
By way of comparison, it took more than 12 years to record the 100th win at Highbury. That was, however, partly due to a four-year hiatus for the First World War.

The Highbury century was actually reached in the ninth season at our former home (1925/26), the Club having moved to north London in 1913. A 4-1 win in the 180th match at Highbury - on October 31, 1925 - brought up the milestone.

SEASON-BY-SEASON AT THE EMIRATES:

2006/07
  P W D L F A
League  19 12
6
1
43
16
Champions League  5 3
2
0
8
3
FA Cup  2 0
2
0
1
1
Carling Cup  1 1
0
0
3
1
Total  27 16
10
1
55
21
2007/08
  P W D L F A
League  19 14
5
0
37
11
Champions League  6 4 2
0
16
2
FA Cup  1 1
0
0
3
0
Carling Cup  2 1
1
0
3
1
Total  28 20
8
0
59
14
2008/09
  P W D L F A
League 19 11
5
3
31
16
Champions League  7 5
1
1
14
3
FA Cup  4 4
0
0
12
2
Carling Cup  2 2
0
0
9
0
Total  32 22
6
4
66
21
2009/10
  P W D L F A
League  19 15
2
2
48
15
Champions League  6 5
1
0
18
4
FA Cup  0 0
0
0
0
0
Carling Cup  2
2
0
0
4
1
Total  27 22
3
2
70
20
2010/11
  P W D L F A
League  19 11
4
4
33
15
Champions League  4 4
0
0
16
3
FA Cup  3 2
1
0
8
2
Carling Cup  2 2
0
0
5
0
Total  28 19
5
4
62 20
2011/12
  P W D L F A
League  1 0
0
1
0
2
Champions League  1 1
0
0
1
0
FA Cup  0 0
0
0
0
0
Carling Cup  0 0
0
0
0
0
Total  2 1
0
1
1 2

Of the 100 Emirates Stadium wins, 63 have come in the Premier League, 22 in the Champions League, eight in the Carling Cup and seven in the FA Cup.

The Gunners remain unbeaten in 19 domestic cup games at Emirates, and have excellent win ratios in both competitions (70 per cent in the FA Cup and 89 per cent in the Carling Cup). The Champions League record (76 per cent win ratio) is also impressive, with ten of the 11 overall defeats so far coming in the league (66  per cent win ratio).

The biggest of the 100 wins was 7-0, against Slavia Prague in the Champions League Group Stage on October 23, 2007. The most consecutive wins was 12 – between May 24, 2009 and November 24, 2009.

OVERALL RECORD
  P W D L F A
League  96 63
22
11
192
75
Champions League  29 22
6
1
73
15
FA Cup  10 7
3
0
24
5
Carling Cup  9 8
1
0
24
3
Total  144 100
32
12
313 98

As for goals, Arsenal have scored 313 in the 144 matches so far (2.17 per game), with the majority (62 per cent) of them being scored in the north end of the stadium (usually the end being attacked in the second half). More goals have been conceded at that end too (52 per cent).

Robin van Persie is the stadium’s leading scorer with 42, ahead of Cesc Fabregas (32), Nicklas Bendtner and Emmanuel Adebayor (26 each). Thirty-six different Arsenal players have found the net at the ground.

The most consecutive home games in which Arsenal have scored is 25, between April 14, 2007 and February 11, 2008 while Arsenal have only failed to score in back-to-back games once at Emirates (March to April 2011).

Behind the numbers

Behind the numbers

Josh James also provides the stats for the Arsenal Analysis pages of the matchday programme. To subscribe, or buy online, click here.

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