Can Arsenal's Success In The Capital Carry Them To The Premier League Title?

Arsenal haven't lost a London derby this season - home or away
10:00, 12 Mar 2023

This weekend Arsenal travel to Fulham to play their fifth away London derby of the Premier League season. Their current record on the road in the capital reads played four, won four, scored eight, with zero goals conceded. It’s a perfect record that Mikel Arteta will be desperate to extend this weekend as the Gunners travel to Craven Cottage. 

Marco Silva’s men have been one of the surprise packages in the Premier League this term and the newly-promoted side are still contesting for a place in the top half. But Arsenal have their sights set a lot higher, and with twelve games to go are five points clear of Manchester City. 

With away games to come at Man City, Newcastle United and Liverpool, those games are sure to test the Gunners who have been shaky at the back over the last month. But they could carry themselves to the Premier League title by maintaining a perfect record in London. They’ve got away games at Fulham and West Ham to come, as well as home encounters against Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Southampton, Chelsea, Brighton and Wolves. Eight wins would take them incredibly close to glory. 


So far this term in the capital they have been almost faultless. Their total record reads P20, W17, D2, L1 - while they’ve won 13 of 16 at the Emirates. Their only slips have come at home to Newcastle (0-0) and Brentford (1-1) - while Man City are the only team to beat Arsenal in the league at home, when they came out 3-1 winners in January. 

It is their home form which can take them close to the title. Should they secure eight wins from their final twelve, that will take them to 87 points, which could be enough to win the league. Man City can only reach 94 points if they win every one of their 12 remaining games which seems like a tough task - but it is possible. 

We’ve been waiting for Pep Guardiola’s men to find some form and in recent weeks, that seems to have happened. City are finding their groove and given they are playing in the Champions League and not the Europa League, should play the majority of their weekend fixtures before the Gunners. That could prove key as they look to pile on the pressure, but one thing is for sure. Home comforts will be key for both sides. 

They simply can’t afford to drop points at home and for Arsenal ‘home’ has extended to the entire capital this term. London is red - but will the ribbons on the Premier League trophy be in June? 

Arsenal's away record in London derbies

Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal 

Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal

Fulham ? - ? Arsenal

West Ham ? - ? Arsenal

P4 W4 D0 L0 GC0

Arsenal’s Premier League results in London

Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal 4-2 Leicester

Arsenal 2-1 Fulham

Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool

Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest

Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal 

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal 1-1 Brentford

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City

Arsenal 4-0 Everton

Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth

P16 W13 D2 L1

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