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How do Arsenal compare?: Top 5 starts to a Premier League campaign & how each team finished those seasons

Arsenal have had a superb start to the 2022/23 Premier League season.


This weekend sees gameweek 13 play out. However, due to the Queen’s funeral, no side has currently played more than 11 games.

Arsenal have played 10 league matches, with their clash with Manchester City postponed due to the Gunners’ Europa League commitments.

Regardless, after 10 games of the season, Arsenal sit top of the Premier League with nine wins and one loss to their name.

With this in mind, 101GreatGoals have taken a look back at the best starts to a Premier League campaign and how every side finished said seasons.

As no side has played more than 11 games this season, we are looking back at the best starts after 11 games, despite it currently being GW13.

5. Manchester City 2018/19

After 11 games of 2018/19, Manchester City had nine wins and two draws to their name.

They had scored 33 and assisted four for a goal difference of +29. Manchester City ended that season top of the league with points, with Liverpool second with 97.

4. Liverpool 2019/20

After 11 games of 2019/20, Liverpool had a very impressive 10 wins and one draw to their name.

That campaign was, of course, postponed to covid, but when it resumed, Liverpool were able to win their first Premier League title, notching 99 points. Manchester City were second that season with 81.

3. Chelsea 05/06

Chelsea, like Liverpool, had 10 wins and one draw after 11 games of 2005/06. However, they had scored 25 and conceded six, compared to Liverpool scoring 25 and conceding nine, so they had a better goal difference.

The Blues finished 05/06 with 91 points, with Manchester United second on 83.

2. Manchester City 2011/12

The noisy neighbours burst onto the scene in 2011/12 with 10 wins and one draw from their first 11.

Manchester City also boasted a ridiculous goal difference of 29 after scoring 39 and conceding 10.

The Sky Blues won the league that campaign on goal difference thanks to the infamous Sergio Aguero goal vs QPR.

1. Manchester City 2017/18

Top spot belongs to Manchester City and their record-breaking 2017/18.

City won 10, drew one, scored 38 and conceded just seven in their first 11 games, going on to garner 100 points that season.

How do Arsenal compare?

Arsenal have played 10 games this season, with nine wins and one loss, which currently sees them sat 15th in the best starts after 11 gameweeks.

Should the Gunners win their next outing, they could move up to 5th place in the table, bettering Man City’s 2018/19 start.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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