November is by far Arsenal’s least favourite month.

There’s something about November that Arsenal just don’t like.

Whether it’s the players getting tired, the sudden drop in temperature or a difficult run of fixtures, Arsenal’s results take a significant dip whenever the 11th month comes about.

In 82 November games since Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal manager in 1996, Arsenal have won 37, drawn 18, and lost 27. That averages out to just 1.6 points per game.

Last season, November saw Arsenal negotiate a tricky fixture list. A 3-2 win over Ludogorets was followed by three consecutive draws against Tottenham, Manchester United and Paris St. Germain. They went on to beat Bournemouth 3-0, but were knocked out of the League Cup by Southampton.

2015 wasn’t much better. The month started with a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, followed by another draw against Spurs, a loss to West Brom, a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb and a 1-1 draw with Norwich.

There are fears that history will repeat itself this November.

The month was welcomed with a drab 0-0 draw against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

Then, the team were brushed aside 3-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad.

With Tottenham to come, followed by trips to Cologne and Burnley, it’s hardly the easiest of fixtures lists.

There’s little sign of this curse being lifted any time soon.

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