For a club with such vast resources, excellent personnel and valuable Premier League experience, Arsenal have a dreadful record on the opening day of the season.

Since the Premier League was formed in 1992, Arsenal have failed to win in 12 of their 25 opening day matches.

Worse still, from 2010 till now, Arsenal have won once in their opening fixture.


A look back over recent years exposes a worrying trend in Arsenal’s maiden day fixtures…

This podcast was written by John Redmond, read by Matthew Wade and produced by Lee Hurley.

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