You might have heard that Arsenal have yet to lead at halftime during any Premier League game this season, but did you know they are just one game away from holding the record?
Arsenal failed this weekend, yet again, to go into the break with a lead and while commentators turn that into this year’s ‘no trophies’ for the Gunners, they paid a heavy price, losing all three points.
Arsenal have played 17 league games this season so far. Should they fail to lead at the break on Saturday against Burnley they will equal the league record which currently stands at 18 (West Ham 1994-95, Norwich 2013-14).
To own the record outright, Arsenal must then also fail to lead at half-time against Brighton on Boxing Day which is more than doable. It seems a shame to get this close and not go for it, eh?
Arsenal have a 43% win rate on Boxing Day (or the game closest to it).
Out of 83 Boxing Day clashes, the Gunners have won just 36.
Since the Premier League started in 1992, however, we’ve been a tad more successful overall, winning 12 out of 19 and losing just twice.