Arsenal have won less than half of their Premier League matches this season, with a win percentage of just 48%.
13 wins from 27 matches so far leaves Arsenal in a very precarious position in the league table. At this point, Wenger’s side can hardly afford to drop points at all if they want any chance of a top four finish.
The win percentage of 48% is significantly below the 61% Arsenal managed last season. Even that was only enough for fifth place in the end. It’s also well below Wenger’s overall ratio with the club, which is 57%.
If the season continues in the same way, the club are on track for their worst ever league season under the manager. He’s never finished a season in north London with a win percentage below 50% before.
Arsenal only have to lose three more matches between now and the end of the season to match 2005/06’s tally of defeats, the worst campaign so far.
At least that year they had the excuse of the run to the Champions League final. This time the only distractions have been the League Cup and the Europa League group stage.
If anything, those interruptions are only going to get worse. The League Cup final takes place at Wembley this month, and the Europa League knockout rounds start this week. Hopefully the team are ready for it all, because recent form suggests they aren’t.