Arsenal won their fourth game in a row, with yet another cleansheet, as they beat Wolves 2-0 thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Alexandre ‘what is an away goal’ Lacazette.

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)

Not only did the Frenchman score his first domestic goal away from home in over 18 hours of football but Arsenal managed their first away win over a side above them in the table at the start of play since September 2015.

It was also the first time they had won two games in a row, away from home, with a cleansheet since October 2015.

There is no denying those are some pretty awful stats, although it’s not like we were under any illusions we were any good away from home.

We weren’t often that good at home either, if we’re honest about it.

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. - Unai Emery's troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Unai Emery’s troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

While we’re here, Mikel Arteta has taken charge of 16 Premier League games for Arsenal, one less than Unai Emery before he was shown the door.

Emery won five of his 17, drawing seven and losing five.

Arteta has won seven, drawn six and lost three.

The difference in goals scored v goals conceded is Emery -4 (24 scored, 28 conceded) and Arteta + 12 (25 scored, 13 conceded).

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on July 04, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 04: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on July 04, 2020 in Wolverhampton (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

In other words, Arsenal would need to lose their next game 16-0 for Arteta to match Emery’s goal difference for the season (league).

And Arteta would still have won more matches.

For the record, Shkodran Mustafi was voted man of the match for Saturday’s performance.

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