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Comparing Arsenal’s Premier League Title Drought to Trophyless Runs of Other EPL Teams
- Arsenal have not won a Premier League title since 2004 with the Invincibles
- Manchester United have not won a Premier League trophy since 2013
- Tottenham and Everton have not won Premier League titles in their history
Arsenal fans are daring to dream once again.
The Gunners extended their lead at the top of the league table to five points after a thrilling come-from-behind win over Luton Town on Tuesday night.
Sports Brief looks at Arsenal’s Premier League title drought and how it compares to the trophyless runs of other teams in the English top flight.
Premier League title droughts
Arsenal (19 years and counting)
It has been 19 years since the Gunners last won the Premier League title.
Arsenal made history in 2004, becoming the first Premier League team to go through an entire season unbeaten, per The Guardian.
Arsene Wenger’s side recorded 26 wins and 12 draws in their historic championship-winning campaign.
Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and the rest of the Gunners finished with 90 points, 11 ahead of second-placed Chelsea in the title race.
They came close to ending their title drought last season, sitting atop the league table for 248 days.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, they collapsed in the closing stages, with Manchester City eventually winning their third straight league title.
Manchester United (10 years and counting)
It has been 10 years since the Red Devils last captured the Premier League crown.
Sir Alex Ferguson was still boss of United when they took home the title in the 2012-13 season.
They won their 13th Premier League title in style, beating second-placed Manchester City by 11 points that season.
Ferguson retired after that season, and the club suffered as a result.
The club has hired eight managers (two caretaker and one interim) since Ferguson’s departure.
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Erik ten Hag is the latest managerial hire, but he is also in danger of being sacked after a poor start to the 2023-24 season.
United’s Premier League title drought shows no sign of ending soon.
Chelsea (6 years and counting)
The Blues have won five Premier League titles in their history, the last of which came in the 2016-17 season.
Manager, Antonio Conte led the club to 30 league wins that season, with Chelsea beating second-placed Tottenham Hotspur by seven points.
A lot has changed since then. Roman Abramovich is no longer the team’s owner, with American investor, Todd Boehly and a consortium now in charge.
The Blues’ chances of ending their Premier League title drought this season are looking bleak, with Chelsea already trailing league leaders, Arsenal by 17 points.
Tottenham (no Premier League titles)
Spurs dared to dream at the start of the 2023-24 season, going unbeaten in their first 10 matches to grab first place in the Premier League table.
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Tottenham failed to win in their next four league matches, however, as they dropped to fifth place with 27 points.
They now trail Arsenal by nine points with one match to spare, leaving them in danger of extending their title drought for another year.
They have not won a Premier League title in their history, with their last championship coming in the 1960-61 season when it was still called the Football League.
Everton (no Premier League titles)
The Toffees have yet to win a Premier League title in their history, with their last championship coming in the 1986-87 season when it was still called the Football League First Division.
Their best Premier League finish came in the 2004-05 season when Everton ended up in fourth place.
Newcastle (no Premier League titles)
The Magpies have yet to capture a Premier League title in their history, with their last league championship coming in 1927.
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Their best Premier League finish came in the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, when Newcastle ended up in second place.
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Wright's epic reaction to Arsenal win
Sports Brief also reported on Ian Wright celebrating like crazy after Arsenal's win over Luton on Tuesday.
The pundit was filled with joy after Declan Rice scored a last-gasp goal for the Gunners in their 4-3 victory.
Wright shouted in the studio and yelled 'Arsenal, Arsenal' after his former side had grabbed all three points.