Mikel Arteta highlights the excellent record set as Arsenal beat Manchester United

  • Arsenal could still win the Premier League
  • Yesterday, they set three records against Manchester United
  • Mikel Arteta has highlighted one of them in particular
Manchester United v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Manchester United v Arsenal FC - Premier League / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Arsenal unsurprisingly had their work cut out for them as they travelled to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. It is a stadium which has never been kind to Arsenal throughout history but the club is a different beast under Mikel Arteta, who overturned yet another hoodoo.

It was not the most convincing performance from Arsenal but they capitalised on a golden opportunity presented to them via Casemiro's poor defending. To not play the best yet still win derbies away from home is what champions do. Yep, I did use that word - Even if they don't win the Premier League, these Arsenal players HAVE played like champions this season.

Mikel Arteta highlights the excellent record set as Arsenal beat Manchester United

Not only did Mikel Arteta overturn a bad Old Trafford jinx, the club also set a new club record. Well, actually, they set three.

The first record set by Mikel Arteta and perhaps the most impressive is that Arsenal secured themselves 27 Premier League wins. This is the most the club has ever picked up in a Premier League season so with the opportunity to make it 28 against Everton, this is worthy of applaud by Mikel Arteta.

Indeed, the Spanish boss was quick to remind the press that this is already a record-breaking season for Arsenal, regardless of whether or not they ultimately win the Premier League. As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Mikel Arteta said: “It’s 27 wins in the Premier League, it’s the most in the history of this football club in 130 years. That’s not progress, that’s history”.

Mikel Arteta must not forget about the other two records set, either. Leandro Trossard's goal at Old Trafford was Arsenal's 89th goal of the season, the most ever scored by an Arsenal team in a Premier League season. Of course, depending on the points picked up by Man City, goals scored by the end of the season COULD be an important factor.

A notable award was also picked up by goalkeeper David Raya. The Spanish goalkeeper who has already secured the Premier League golden glove this season kept another clean sheet on the road, which is Arsenal's 11th away clean sheet in a row.

So, records were broken by this amazing Arsenal team but the most important thing is that they moved back to top of the Premier League table, having played a game more than Man City. Dare I say it, but Arsenal fans may even be cheering on their North London rivals Spurs to beat Man City in midweek.


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