How will this Arsenal side compare to teams of recent past?

With just six games remaining in this season’s Premier League, we take a quick look at how Arsene Wenger’s men are likely to shape up against Gunners teams over the last five years.

To date, Arsenal have won 17 of their 32 matches, drawn eight and lost seven. They have scored 55 goals and conceded 33, with 59 points on the board.

In the last five seasons – since 2010/11 – Arsenal have not scored less than 68 goals, meaning they require another 13 from their remaining fixtures in order to match that total.

Arsenal’s current goals-per-game ratio in the league stands at 1.72, meaning they should manage another 10 goals before the end of the season. Even so, this will leave them short of their lowest total.

You have to go back to 06/07 (63) to find a season in which the Gunners last scored less than 65 goals.

Their highest scoring season in recent times was in 11/12, when they notched up 74 goals in the league, aided by Robin van Persie, who netted 37 times.

Arsenal concede an average of 1.03 goals-per-game in the league, meaning that they are on course to concede around 39 goals this season – three more than last season, when they conceded 36.

In fact 2014/15 saw the fewest goals conceded for seven years (07/08 31 goals).In Arsene Wenger’s title winning years, his sides conceded 33 (97/98), 36 (01/02), and 26 goals (03/04).

In terms of points, the maximum total Arsenal can achieve, should they win all remaining league fixtures, is 77 – which would be better than they managed last year (75), and a total only bettered once in recent times by 13/14’s haul of 79 points.

Their points-per-game average is 1.84 this season – putting them on course for a haul of 70 points.

Over the last five season, teams finishing with 70 points have ended up 4th (2014/15), 5th (2013/14), 6th (2012/13), 3rd (2011/12), and 4th (2010/11).

Remaining fixtures: Crystal Palace (h), West Brom (h), Sunderland (a), Norwich (h), Man City (a), Aston Villa (h).

The lowdown

Season 15/16 (with six games to play)

  • Won 17
  • Drawn 8
  • Lost 7
  • Goals For 55
  • Goals Against 33
  • Points 59
  • Finished ??

Season 14/15

  • Won 22
  • Drawn 9
  • Lost 7
  • Goals For 71
  • Goals Against 36
  • Points 75
  • Finished 3rd

 

Season 13/14

  • Won 24
  • Drawn 7
  • Lost 7
  • Goals For 68
  • Goals Against 41
  • Points 79
  • Finished 4th

 

Season 12/13

  • Won 21
  • Drawn 10
  • Lost 7
  • Goals For 72
  • Goals Against 37
  • Points 73
  • Finished 4th

 

Season 11/12

  • Won 21
  • Drawn 7
  • Lost 10
  • Goals For 74
  • Goals Against 49
  • Points 70
  • Finished 3rd

 

Season 10/11

  • Won 19
  • Drawn 11
  • Lost 8
  • Goals For 72
  • Goals Against 43
  • Points 68
  • Finished 4th

 

 

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