Arsenal’s 9 Biggest Wins in Premier League History

With the Arsene Wenger era resulting in a revolutionary style of attacking football, the Gunners have been involved in high-scoring victories throughout the history of the Premier League.

Whether it be games involving the very best sides the Gunners have produced, or even towards the latter end of the French manager’s reign, here is a look back at some of Arsenal’s biggest wins in the Premier League era.

9. Middlesbrough 1-6 Arsenal – April 1999

An awesome Arsenal performance totally blitzed Middlesbrough and helped the Gunners reach the summit of the Premier League in April 1999.

Nwankwo Kanu and Nicolas Anelka both scored twice after Marc Overmars opened the scoring with a fourth minute penalty, while Patrick Vieira got on the scoresheet just before the hour mark.

Boro’s Alun Armstrong netted a consolation in the 87th minute, but by then the damage had already been done.

8. Arsenal 6-1 Leicester City, December 2000

Thierry Henry celebrated his 50th league appearance for the Gunners with a hat trick as Arsene Wenger’s side ran riot against the Foxes.

In this Boxing Day fixture, Henry broke the deadlock late in the first-half before Vieira scored his fifth of the season. 

Leicester’s Ade Akinbiyi pulled one back before strikes from Henry, twice, Freddie Ljungberg and a rare one for Tony Adams gave Gunners fan a late Christmas treat.

7. Arsenal 6-1 Southampton – May 2003

Jermaine Pennant marked his Premier League debut with a dream hat trick as the Gunners swept aside the Saints at Highbury. 

The game was essentially a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final between the two sides, and Arsenal sent an emphatic statement before their clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Whilst Pennant took home the match ball, French winger Robert Pires also found the net three times in a rare occurrence of two players scoring hat tricks for the same team in the same game. 

With momentum on their side, the Gunners would go on to win the FA Cup courtesy of a goal from Pires.

6. Everton 1-6 Arsenal, August 2009

On the opening day of the 2009/10 season, Arsenal hammered Everton at Goodison Park in a scintillating display of attacking football.

Denilson opened the scoring with a fine 25-yard curler before summer signing Thomas Vermaelen added to the Gunners’ lead. William Gallas made it 3-0 before a brace from Cesc Fabregas and a late Eduardo tap-in saw Arsene Wenger’s side lead 6-0 away from home.

A consolation strike from Louis Saha did little to dampen the Gunners’ mood, who went on to finish third in the Premier League that year.

5. Arsenal 6-1 Southampton – September 2012

Southampton were just settling back into Premier League life when they were comprehensively banged out 6-1 at the Emirates, with Gervinho netting a brace.

A Jos Hooiveld own goal opened the scoring before Lukas Podolski smashed a 25-yard free kick into the top corner. Gervinho grabbed his first before another own goal, this time from Nathaniel Clyne.

Danny Fox pulled one back for Southampton but Gervinho netted his second and substitute Theo Walcott added the sixth to seal an emphatic victory.

4. Arsenal 6-0 Blackpool – August 2010

In a chastening defeat for the visitors, Arsenal tore apart newly-promoted Blackpool at the Emirates in the second game of the 2010/11 campaign.

Theo Walcott scored his first hat trick of his club career, with an Andrey Arshavin penalty and strikes from Abou Diaby and Marouane Chamakh sealing victory for the Gunners. After picking up a point at Anfield on the opening day of the season, Arsene Wenger felt the side could mount a serious title challenge after seeing his side record an impressive 6-0 win.

The Gunners would find themselves just one point behind leaders Manchester United in February, but a run of just one league win between March and April ended any hopes of a Premier League title win. 

3. Arsenal 7-1 Blackburn – February 2012

In undeniably his finest season in an Arsenal shirt, captain and talisman Robin van Persie fired in a hat trick against Blackburn as the Gunners delivered a clinical performance at the Emirates.

The Dutchman had put the Gunners ahead before Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen’s free kick levelled things up. Another Van Persie goal and a strike from a young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw Arsene Wenger’s side gain a two goal lead. 

Mikel Arteta then found himself on the scoresheet before another Oxlade-Chamberlain goal and Van Persie’s third seemingly sealed a 6-1 victory. 

However, Thierry Henry would arguably take home most of the limelight despite his teammate’s hat trick, as the returning French legend scored his first league goal for the Gunners since making his way back to the Emirates in the January window and capped off a fine 7-1 win.

2. Arsenal 7-0 Middlesbrough – January 2006

Thierry Henry’s hat trick against Steve McClaren’s side saw him equal Cliff Bastin’s record of 150 league goals for the Gunners and helped demolish ten-man Middlesbrough at Highbury.

Strikes from Philippe Senderos, Robert Pires, Gilberto Silva and Alexander Hleb added to Boro’s misery, with the result being one of the highlights of Arsenal’s final season at Highbury. 

Whilst the Gunners would find solace in pipping north London rivals Tottenham to the final Champions League place by finishing fourth on the final day, a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League saw the campaign end on a devastating note. 

1. Arsenal 7-0 Everton – May 2005

In his penultimate campaign with the Gunners, ageing veteran Dennis Bergkamp rolled back the years to deliver an attacking masterclass. The Dutchman set up Arsenal’s first three goals before helping himself to one as Arsene Wenger’s side turned on the style at Highbury.

Whilst the game will remembered mostly for Bergkamp’s brilliance, rising stars Robin van Persie and Mathieu Flamini also found themselves on the scoresheet while young Spaniard Cesc Fabregas showed glimpses of his early promise. 

Further goals from Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and the soon to depart Edu added gloss to the victory in the season that saw Arsenal clinch the FA Cup. 


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