An astonishing stat has revealed Arsenal made history staying top of the Premier League table for 93% of the season before losing out on the title race.
In the Premier League 135 years history, Arsenal stint on the top of the table this season has been the longest period of time a team has lingered up there.,,,
For over 10 months, the Gunners looked set to end their 19 years wait for the Premier League title.
They clampdown on opponents and were vigorously aiming for the Premier League crown with renewed vigor and seal.
Arsenal went on five-match winning streak as the Premier League current campaign started before Manchester United ended their indomitable trail.
They, however, return to winning ways after the defeat to Manchester United and were still top of the table.
After initial doubts on Arsenal chances of contending for the Premier League title, the Gunners proved critics wrong when they crossed the first half of the season still top of the table.
Meanwhile, Manchester City were breathing down their neck to defend the trophy they won last year and clinch their 6th Premier League title.
The race was later trimmed down to a two-horse race with Manchester City strongly contending for the title with a strong performance towards of the end of the season.
Arsenal Premier League title hopes entered a rocky shoal when they clashed with Liverpool at Anfield on matchday 30.
The Gunners surrendered two quickfire goals in the first half to settle for a dramatic 2-2 draw.
They also drop points against West Ham and Southampton in a major turning point on the title race before being hit with the final death blow by challengers Manchester City at Etihad following a 4-1 defeat.
After the succession of abysmal results, Arsenal officially ceded control of the Premier League title race to Manchester City.
While there were still glimmers of hope, everything crashed when they suffered a devastating defeat to Brighton at Emirates to finally bow out of the race.
After staying at the top of the table for most of the season – 93% of the season – Arsenal failed to fight till the end, leaving Manchester City in absolute control of the title race.
Arsenal over-prized final match tickets dips after fall from race
While the Arsenal machine continue to hunt down Premier League opponents in their title chase, The Sun reports Arsenal final matchday ticket was going as high as £53,000.
The ticket was already hawked to posh fans hoping to see the Gunners wrestle for the Premier League title till the last day of the season.
The hike in final match ticket stemmed from the hope the Gunners will not stumble and will drag the Premier League title race to the death having gone this far.
Now, it has been confirmed the ticket has now gone down 150 times less to £345 after the defeat by Brighton.
Arsenal will play Wolves on the final day of the Premier League but the match will be of no significance should Manchester City win any of their next matches before the final matchday.