Arsenal have kept their title challenge well on track with a statement 6-0 victory away to West Ham. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners ran rampant at the London Stadium to keep the pace with Liverpool and Manchester City.
It’s the Gunners’ biggest-ever away win in the Premier League, but where does it rank overall?
We’ve taken a closer look at Arsenal’s five biggest Premier League wins.
Arsenal 7-0 Everton – May 2005
Sat in his dugout at the London Stadium, David Moyes must have had horrible flashbacks to the time his Everton side got demolished by Arsenal almost two decades ago.
The game is most memorable for Dennis Bergkamp putting in a late-career masterclass, notching three assists and a goal in a man-of-the-match display in the Gunners’ final home match of the 2004-05 campaign.
The legendary Dutchman’s contract was up that summer, but he was persuaded to sign for one more year – Arsenal’s last season at Highbury – after being serenaded with chants of “one more year” from the Arsenal faithful that day.
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Arsenal 7-0 Middlesbrough – January 2006
Arguably Arsenal’s finest hour in that legendarily sexy burgundy o2-sponsored kit of 2005-06, Thierry Henry was on fire with a hat-trick that took him to 150 Premier League goals – level with Cliff Bastin’s league record for the club.
Wenger was delighted with his side’s display against Steve McClaren’s sorry Smoggies and was keen to dish the credit around.
“We played our game and the goals came as a consequence of the quality of our game,” the Frenchman told the BBC.
“Of course, Thierry scored three – and everybody nearly scored! But Reyes contributed with his final balls and the most important thing is that the team plays the game we want to play and plays with a great spirit.”
In their next home game, Wenger’s Gunners lost 3-2 to West Ham – which proved to be the last-ever defeat they suffered at Highbury.
Arsenal 7-1 Blackburn – February 2012
The 2011-12 season was also notable for Arsenal’s record Premier League defeat – the infamous 8-2 away to Manchester United in the early weeks of the campaign.
But come late winter, Arsenal had turned their form around and put their injury woes behind them. Deadline day additions Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker made a major impact and were really clicking by the time Blackburn came to the Emirates in February.
Gael Givet was sent off for Steve Kean’s relegation-bound Blackburn, Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain notched a brace and Arteta also got himself on the scoresheet. A great Morten Gamst Pedersen free-kick proved scant consolation for Blackburn, whose misery was compounded with a Scott Dann own goal injury time.
West Ham 0-6 Arsenal – February 2024
It’s easy to forget now that Arsenal came in 2024 in a despondent mood. Back-to-back defeats to West Ham and Fulham at the back end of the year left their title hopes on the ropes and they went to be eliminated from the FA Cup at home to Liverpool.
But Arteta’s men have bounced back in emphatic fashion with a 100% winning record in the Premier League, including a statement victory over Liverpool. Their reinvigorated, confident mood was typified by their brutal and ruthless display away to the Hammers, avenging their two earlier defeats to Moyes’ Hammers by hitting them for six.
Arsenal 6-0 Blackpool – August 2010
Arsenal’s one other six-nil win of the Premier League came against Ian H0lloway’s newly-promoted Blackpool in the early weeks of the 2010-11 season.
The Tangerines made a great fist of survival, and we’re seemingly obliged to describe them as a breath of fresh air, but they were still very much finding their feet at that point.
Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick, while Andrey Arshavin, Abou Diaby and even Marouane Chamakh got themselves on the scoresheet.