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Thursday cannon fodder: friendly scorelines

We’re inside a week until Arsenal return to play.

Arsenal FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Six days. That’s all we have left until Arsenal return to Premier League action away to Manchester City. Curiously, six is a number in multiple Arsenal record scorelines.

Arsenal’s biggest Premier League away win was 6-1 at Everton in August 2009.

The Gunners’ highest scoring draw was 6-6 against Leicester in April 1930.

Arsenal’s biggest away win at Spurs was a 6-0 drubbing in March 1935.

In case you were curious, Arsenal’s starting lineup in that ‘09 Everton win was Almunia, Sagna, Gallas (G), Clichy, Fabregas (2G’s), Vermaelen (G), Denilson (G), Song, Arshavin, Van Persie, Bendtner, with Ramsey, Eduardo (G), and Eboue coming on as subs.

Also, you may have seen that Arsenal lost a closed-doors friendly against Brentford yesterday 3-2. While that result is obviously worrying, watching the highlights made me feel a bit better. Emi Martinez absolutely should have had two of the Brentford goals (and Bernd Leno probably saves them), and the third came after a foul so clear that most of the Arsenal defense stopped playing. The Arsenal goals came from Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette, both of whom scored in the friendly against Charleton last week.