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  • Arsenal has been one of the teams to have dominated English football.
  • The Gunners have a good record in English football from the era of the First Division to the Premier League, but still, the club has recorded some of the biggest losses.
  • Some of Arsenal FC worst defeats include the 8-2 defeat to Manchester United in the EPL on August 2011. Others are Bayern Munich (5-1), and Leicester City (7-2).

 

 

Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal  (December 14, 2013)

 

On the 14th of December, 2014, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City, led by Manuel Pellegrini, was outstanding as they scored six past the North Londoners.

 

The Cityzens took an early lead through Sergio Aguero, but Walcott brought the game on level terms. However, it took eight minutes for Álvaro Negredo to restore City’s lead before the break.

 

Man City dominated in the second half, scoring three additional goals through Fernandinho, David Silva, and Yaya Touré.

Read: Chelsea biggest losses in history – The top 10 worst defeats listed 

Manchester United 6-1 Arsenal (February 25, 2001)

 

At Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side handed Arsenal a humiliating defeat as they conceded six goals.

 

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal (March 22, 2014)

 

Host Chelsea recorded one their biggest win against London neighbours Arsenal at Stamford Bridge with the six foal mauling of the Gunners.

 

The fixture played on the afternoon of match 24th, 2014, was the 1000th game of Arsène Wenger.

 

Chelsea was ahead just seven minutes after kickoff and enjoyed a smooth stroll. Eden scored from the spot to increase the goal tally before Brazilian forward Oscar made it four goals.

 

A return from the break, Oscar had his double before Mohamed Salah scored Chelsea’s seventh goal in the 77th minute.

West Ham United 6-0 Arsenal (Nov 5, 1960)

 

Sixteen match days into the 1960/71 Football League First Division, the Hammers were two nil down at the break and returned to close to tie by six goals.

 

The match was played at Upton Park with an estimated attendance of over twenty-nine thousand.

 

Leicester City 7-2 Arsenal (Aug 31, 1963)

Arsenal’s visit to Filbert Street was not a pleasant experience, as they conceded seven goals against the Foxes. The home side was dominant throughout the game, scoring up to seven before the visitors could have registered on the score sheet.

 

Read: Barcelona biggest losses in history – Top 5 worst defeats listed 

The meeting between the Foxes and the Gunners was a matchday three fixture in the Football League First Division.

 

Sunderland 7-1 Arsenal (Sep 12, 1953)

 

On the eighth matchday of the 1953-54 First Division, Arsenal’s visit to Roker Park was unimpressive following their 7-2 loss to Sunderland.

 

The match was played in front of over fifty-nine thousand spectators, including some Arsenal supporters.

 

Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (August 28, 2011)

 

Arsenal’s biggest loss was the 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford against Manchester United. The matchday three clash involving the two Premier League giants was utterly one-sided.

 

Arsenal FC, led by Arsène Wenger, was outclassed in the whole game. The Gunners were three goals down inside the first 40 minutes of the game but managed to pull one back through Theo Walcott before the halftime whistle was blown.

 

Read: Man United’s biggest losses in history – Top 8 worst defeats

The second was not different as the visitors conceded four additional goals to mark the visit to Old Trafford as their worst defeat ever in history.

 

Arsenal’s worst defeats in the UEFA Champions League in summary 

1-5 vs Bayern Munich (4 Nov 2015, Champions League Group Stage)

1-5 vs Bayern Munich (15 Feb 2017, Champions League Round of 16)

1-5 vs Bayern Munich (7 Mar 2017, Champions League Round of 16)

0-4 vs AC Milan (15 Feb 2012, Champions League Round of 16)

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