Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City last week set a new streaming record for Amazon in the UK, beating another Arsenal fixture.
David Ornstein reports for The Athletic that Arsenal and Manchester City set a new Amazon streaming record last week, becoming their most-watched Premier League game in the UK.
Arsenal had also been involved in the previous record-holding game, a match between the Gunners and Manchester United in December 2021.
Unfortunately, Arsenal ended up losing both matches, 3-1 and 3-2 respectively. But it’s a clear indicator of the draw of their matches in recent years.
There may well be a few more Arsenal matches to come on Prime Video over the next few years, with the service securing the rights to air some Champions League matches from 2024/25 to 2027.
That obviously relies on the Gunners qualifying for the competition in those seasons.
Mikel Arteta’s side look likely to finish in the top four this campaign, but the Premier League’s top-four race is becoming hard to predict from one year to the next, so there are no guarantees for the future.
As for right now, the timing of this news is particularly amusing given none of Arsenal’s next three matches will be aired live in the UK.
The trip to Leicester City on Saturday and the home games against Everton and Bournemouth next Wednesday and Saturday will all be untelevised in the UK.
The record-breaking millions of viewers tuning in for the City match will now be unable to hand over their money to watch the next fortnight of Arsenal games, even if they want to.