By Woolwich Arsenal
On April 4, 2015, Arsenal made it seven consecutive wins in a row in the Premier League, dating back to the 2-1 home win over Leicester City on February 10.
Of course runs are hard to create – so I thought I might highlight a few of the great runs the club has had over the years. But just to keep our feet on the ground, here a couple from the negative run of results that have also hit the club over the years.
February 26, 1927: Arsenal 6-2 Burnley It was the last victory for a while as Arsenal then suffered six consecutive defeats in which the club let in 26 goals.
March 12, 1977: QPR 2-1 Arsenal The seventh and final consecutive defeat during the worst run in Arsenal’s history – ever.
But let’s not dwell on such matters. Here are the good things.
August 30, 1930: Arsenal 4-1 BlackpoolThe start of the triumph that was the 1930s and the first of five consecutive wins and nine games unbeaten. Arsenal had never played like this before!
August 23, 1947 One year on from Arsenal’s worst start is the beginning of the best start. Arsenal start the season with six consecutive wins
March 24, 1956: Sheffield Utd 0-2 Arsenal It was the start of six consecutive wins without conceding a goal, but the poor start to the season - just one win in the first nine - had removed any chance of a challenge for the title, and Arsenal finished fifth.
January 11, 1969: Arsenal 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday Six consecutive wins and one goal conceded. The first “six in a row” in the league since March 1956.
March 2, 1971: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 ArsenalAfter three defeats in the previous five, Arsenal started a run of nine consecutive wins, and five without conceding a goal.
January 20, 1982: Stoke City 0-1 ArsenalArsenal beat Stoke to make it six consecutive league wins, although a defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the cup on January 2 spoiled the fun.
March 11, 1998: Wimbledon 0-1 Arsenal After blackouts and security alerts for what should have been the 19th league match of the season, the game was finally played and marked the start of the 10 consecutive victories that ended with the title.
April 11, 1998: Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle United Alex Manninger’s record of eight consecutive games without conceding ended on the 31st league game of the second double season.
February 2, 2002: Arsenal 1-1 Southampton Through this draw Arsenal broke the consecutive goalscoring record, netting in 26 consecutive games, and then went on to win every single league game. This was league match 25 of the third double season.
April 6, 2002: Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur League match 33 of the third double season was the eighth game of 13 consecutive wins to the end of the season. Freddie Ljungberg and Lauren scored.
May 8, 2002 Arsenal set new record of eight consecutive away wins in Premier League – a record equalled on September 28, 2013… by Arsenal.
August 18, 2002: Arsenal 2-0 Birmingham CityFollowing the retirement of Tony Adams, Vieira took over as captain and the win against Birmingham made 14 consecutive wins – a new record for the top division in England. Arsenal then played another eight league games before finally being beaten.
September 26, 2002: Leeds United 1-4 ArsenalArsenal beat Leeds to set a record for scoring in 47 consecutive games, and for going 22 away league games without defeat.
September 28, 2002In the same game as above Arsenal, also beat Chesterfield’s 72-year-old record of scoring in 47 consecutive league games set between December 1929 and December 1930 in the third division north.
October 6, 2002 Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 to make it seven wins and two draws in nine – and 30 consecutive unbeaten in all – a new Premier League record. It was the last game of the sequence – Arsenal lost the next game.
March 13, 2004: Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Arsenal The 28th league game of the third unbeaten season. It was the eighth consecutive win with goals from Thierry Henry and Edu.
September 22, 2007Adebayor scores three as Arsenal beat Derby County 5-0 during a run of seven consecutive wins.
December 28, 2008: Arsenal 1-0 Portsmouth A poor game but the unbeaten run goes on, and on (until May). This is also the first of eight consecutive home games without conceding a goal.
April 26, 2009 ManuelAlmunia kept the eighth consecutive clean sheet in a home match – an Arsenal record.
March 24, 2012: Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa Arsenal’s seventh consecutive win during which the Gunners scored 21 goals.
September 28, 2013 Arsenal make it a record-breaking 12 consecutive away wins beating Swansea 2-1, and equal all-time record of eight consecutive away Premier League wins, set by Arsenal on May 11, 2002.
March 14, 2015: Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United Arsenal closed in on Manchester City in second with the completion of five consecutive wins in the league. It was the ninth consecutive home win in the league, a record since moving to the Emirates.
April 5, 2015: Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool Arsenal up to seven consecutive league wins, and made this the 10th consecutive home win in the league – breaking the record of March 14, 2015.