ARSENAL fans are in dreamland after Sunday’s thrilling win over Liverpool.
The Gunners have now won eight out of nine Premier League games – but recent history suggests their form at the start of the season is indeed one BAD Omen.
It is only the fourth time in Arsenal’s history that at least eight of their opening nine games in the top flight have ended in victory.
The Gunners managed the feat under Arsene Wenger in the 2004-05 and 2007-08 seasons.
But they couldn’t keep winning the Prem BOTH occasions.
The Gunners won Division One in 1947-48 after making the same strong start – although that can hardly be considered recent history.
So if the last 20 years are anything, the stunning start could ultimately make for a doomed season.
Wenger and co finished second to Chelsea on 12 points in 2004/05, the season following the Invincibles campaign.
They won eight of their first nine league games, drawing the other, until losing to Manchester United in their tenth game of the Prem season.
It was the result that ended an incredible 49-game unbeaten run in the league.
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And just three years later, another quick start failed.
In the 2007–08 season, Wenger led the Gunners to eight of nine wins and one draw, until back-to-back draws against Liverpool and United halted their progress.
The Gunners could only manage third place at the end of the season, four points behind champions United and two behind second-placed Chelsea.
But with winable Prem games against Leeds, Southampton and Nottingham Forest, there’s a feeling this could well be Arsenal’s year.
Especially after the outstanding 3-2 win against the Reds on Sunday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6407733/arsenal-win-record-premier-league-bad-omen/ Arsenal set a stunning record by winning eight games out of nine in the top flight – but history suggests it’s a BAD omen