A collective sigh was let out by Arsenal fans after the Gunners came back from one goal down to defeat West Ham United 1-3. As hard as it is to believe, it was the team’s first road victory in the league dating back to August 11th. On that day, Arsenal won at Newcastle by a single goal to start off the 2019-2020 campaign.
Since then the road has been less than welcoming for the North Londoners. The team has lost at Liverpool, Sheffield United and Leicester. They have also dropped points with draws away to Watford, Man United and Norwich.
To be fair, the team’s home league record has been less than inspiring as well. The last three points picked up at the Emirates dates back to October 6th when Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 1-0.
To give you an idea of how long it’s been since Arsenal’s last away win in the Premier League here are a few things that have transpired since then:
- The NBA’s New York Knicks have won four games.
- There have been seven different number one singles on the Billboard charts.
- Apple has announced 13 product refreshes and announcements.
- USA Today estimates that Starbucks sells 4 million coffee drinks per day. That comes out to 480 million beverages served since the Gunner’s last road victory.
While fans of other teams have taken great pleasure at Arsenal’s recent run of poor form, Gunners supporters can all take comfort in the fact that 120 days without a road win is a lot easier to take than Tottenham’s current run of 11 years, 284 days and counting without a trophy!