Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea this afternoon has since given rise to an altogether-undesirable statistic.
Arsenal’s dismal run continues
The north Londoners welcomed capital rivals Chelsea to the Emirates earlier today, for a Premier League clash.
Both sides headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back performance, on the back of disappointing respective results last time out.
Visitors Chelsea followed up a hugely-impressive win at Tottenham with a 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton.
Arsenal, meanwhile, stuttered to a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, in Mikel Arteta’s first outing in the club’s dugout.
Their stalemate at the Vitality saw the Gunners’ abysmal stretch of form reach just one win in 14 across all competitions, and left Arteta’s men sitting in 12th in the English top-flight ahead of kick-off today.
When all was said and done at the Emirates, though, Arsenal once again failed to get the job done.
Despite having headed into the interval on the back of a superb opening 45 minutes, and a goal to the good, a late collapse from the hosts eventually allowed both Jorginho and Tammy Abraham to find the net, as Chelsea departed with all 3 points.
Highlights: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Arsenal’s historic struggles
As outlined above, meanwhile, Arsenal’s latest loss means that the north Londoners have incredibly managed just a solitary victory in their last 15 outings.
This, though, is not the only harrowing stat to have stemmed from the Gunners’ collapse.
Arsenal have now fallen to defeat in 4 straight home games across all competitions.
And, as has since been widely-highlighted across social media, this is the club’s worst such run since 1959, a full 60 years ago:
1959 – Arsenal have lost four consecutive home matches in all competitions for the first time since December 1959. Collapse. pic.twitter.com/bCut4d8JCh
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 29, 2019
❌ Arsenal 1-2 Frankfurt
❌ Arsenal 1-2 Brighton
❌ Arsenal 0-3 Man City
❌ Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Arsenal have lost four consecutive home games for the first time in 60 years. 😳 pic.twitter.com/7i2JHzgp4d
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 29, 2019