Even better than the Invincibles! The defining moments of Arsenal's record-breaking Premier League start

Jan 23, 2023 - 18:15
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Even better than the Invincibles! The defining moments of Arsenal's record-breaking Premier League start

Arsenal made history with their thrilling 3-2 win against Manchester United on Sunday.

The victory, their 16th in the league this season, took the Gunners to 50 points at the halfway stage of the Premier League campaign – a feat no Arsenal side has ever previously achieved.

Even the Invincibles of 2003-04 couldn’t manage it, with Arsene Wenger’s iconic team amassing 45 points from their opening 19 games.

That’s the level Arsenal are setting at the moment under Mikel Arteta.

“Extraordinary,” said the Gunners boss when asked to sum up the first half of the season following Eddie Nketiah's late winner against United.

“It doesn’t get much better than that.”

So, how have Arsenal managed it? How have they ripped up the record books to set the pace in such impressive fashion?

The opening night of the Premier League season.

All eyes were on Arsenal, who had opened the previous campaign with a morale-sapping defeat at Brentford 12 months earlier.

Would history repeat itself in another tough looking London derby away from home? Not a chance.

Arsenal sent out a real message with the way they played at Selhurst Park, particularly in the first half when they produced some exceptional attacking football with the type of high tempo play that has since gone on to become the norm.

It was an impressive win which showcased plenty of what was to come. 

From Gabriel Martinelli’s bright showing, to the excellent league debuts of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and William Saliba. This was an early sign that Arsenal meant business.

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