Arsenal are scoring at a rate of 2.4 goals per game this season – a ratio they have not managed since 1934/35.
The ’34/35 season saw Arsenal collect their third League title in a row, and their fourth in the first five seasons of the decade. A team built by the legendary Herbert Chapman, they won it again in ’37/38, giving them five titles in eight years. By that point, George Allison had taken over midway through 1934/35, when Chapman died suddenly from pneumonia.
That season, the Gunners scored an amazing 115 goals in the league as they won 23 of their 42 games, drawing 12 and losing 7. Arsenal finished four points clear of Sunderland at a time when a win only got you two points. By today’s standards, they would have picked up 81 points (Sunderland 73) – the same number as Leicester won the league with last season and three more than Arsene Wenger’s first title wining side in 97/98.
This season, Arsenal have scored 46 goals in all competitions, with 28 in the league, 6 in the EFL Cup and 12 in the Champions League.