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Arsenal have just broken another record. Here’s their great consecutive sequences

On 4 April 2015 Arsenal made it seven consecutive wins in a row in the league, starting with a 2-1 home win over Leicester City on 10 February.

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

26 February 1927: Arsenal 6 Burnley 2.  It was the last victory for a while as Arsenal then suffered six consecutive defeats in which the club let in 26 goals.

12 March 1977QPR 2 Arsenal 1; The 7th and final consecutive defeat – the worst run in Arsenal’s history – ever.

But let’s not dwell on such matters.  Here are the good things.

30 August 1930: The start of the triumph that was the 30s.  Arsenal 4 Blackpool 1,  The first of five consecutive wins and 9 unbeaten.  Arsenal had never played like this before!

23 August 1947: 1 year on from Arsenal’s worst start the start of the best start. Arsenal begin with 6 consecutive wins

24 March 1956: Sheffield Utd 0 Arsenal 2.  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 ended 5th.

11 January 1969: Arsenal 2 Sheffield W 0.  Six consecutive wins; one goal conceded. The first “six in a row” in the league since March/April 1956.

2 March 1971: League match 30 of the first Double season Wolverhampton 0 Arsenal 3.  After 3 defeats in the previous 5, Arsenal started a run of nine consecutive wins, and five without conceding a goal.

20 January 1982: Stoke 0 Arsenal 1 to make it six consecutive league wins, although a defeat to Tottenham in the cup on January 2 spoiled the fun.

11 March 1998: Wimbledon 0 Arsenal 1; 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

11 April 1998: Arsenal 3 Newcastle Utd 1.  Manninger’s record of 8 consecutive games without conceding ended on the 31st league game of the 2nd Double season.    The second double: part 1, part 2, part 3.

2 February 2002: Arsenal 1 Southampton 1.  Through this draw Arsenal broke the  consecutive goal scoring record, scoring in 26 consecutive games, and then went on to win every single league game.   League match 25 of the 3rd Double season.

6 April 2002: Arsenal 2 Tottenham 1.   League match 33 of the 3rd Double season, the 8th game of 13 consecutive wins to the end of the season.  Ljungberg and Lauren scored.

8 May 2002: In beating Man U away Arsenal set new record for 8 consecutive away wins in Premier League – a record equalled on 28 September 2013… by Arsenal

18 August 2002: Following the retirement of Tony Adams, Vieira took over as captain.  Arsenal 2 Birmingham 0.  This made 14 consecutive wins – a new record for the top division in England.  Arsenal then played another 8 league games before finally being beaten.

26 September 2002: Arsenal beat Leeds away 4–1 to create record for scoring in 47 consecutive games, and for away league games without defeat (22).

28 September 2002:  In 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.

6 October 2002: Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 to make it 7 wins and 2 draws in 9 – and 30 consecutive unbeaten in all – a new Premier League record.  It was the last game of the sequence – Arsenal lost the next game.

13 March 2004: Blackburn 0 Arsenal 2  The 28th league game of the 3rd unbeaten season.  It was the 8th consecutive win with goals from Henry and Edu.

22 September 2007: Adebayor scores three as Arsenal beat Derby 5-0 during a run of seven consecutive wins.

28 December 2008: Arsenal 1 Portsmouth 0.  A poor game but the unbeaten run goes on, and on (until May).  This is also the first of 8 consecutive home games without conceding a goal.

26 April 2009: Almunia kept the 8th consecutive clean sheet in a home match – an Arsenal record.

24 March 2012: Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 0.  7th consecutive win during which Arsenal scored 21 goals.

28 September 2013: Arsenal make it a record breaking 12 consecutive away wins beating Swansea 2-1, and equal all time record of 8 consecutive away PL wins, set by Arsenal on 11 May 2002.

14 March 2015: Arsenal 3 West Ham 0.  Arsenal closed in on Man City in second, with the completion of five consecutive wins in the league.  It was the 9th consecutive home win in the League, a record since moving to the Emirates.

5 April 2015: Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1.  Arsenal up to seven consecutive league wins, and made this the 10th consecutive home win in the League – breaking the record of 14 March!

Sorry the first date on this page was written wrongly when first published – it has been corrected now.

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