Arsenal’s recent triumph over Liverpool is undoubtedly one of the biggest wins of Mikel Arteta’s tenure at the club so far.
With the pressure being on Arsenal to step up, the Gunners produced one of their best performances of the season to claim an emphatic 3-1 victory. The result takes them to within just two points of the top of the table and it’s seriously boosted their title chances for the season.
We’ve taken a closer look at Arsenal’s last seven big wins under Arteta and have assessed what happened next.
Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham (October, 2022)
This result really set the tone for the Gunners in the early stages of last season. A thumping north London derby triumph will always get the blood pumping and it had that exact impact on Arsenal.
Following their triumph against their local rivals, Arsenal went on to win nine of their next 11 league matches. During that run of results, they established a healthy lead at the top of the table.
Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool (October, 2022)
Just one week after they got the better of Tottenham, Arteta’s side put Liverpool to the sword. Thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, Arsenal were too hot to handle on this occasion.
On the back of this result, Jurgen Klopp ruled Liverpool out of the title race and Arsenal solidified their spot at the top of the table. The Gunners also went unbeaten in their next 10 league matches.
Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United (January, 2023)
This one felt big at the time. Eddie Nketiah came up clutch for the Gunners with a last-minute winner which sealed all three points for Arteta’s side.
While the result was huge at the time, Arsenal’s form took a significant dip in the aftermath of this game. The Gunners dropped points in their next three matches and allowed Manchester City back into the title race.
Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth (March, 2023)
A home win against Bournemouth should be bread and butter for a title chaser, but it was the manner of Reiss Nelson’s 97th-minute winner that had pundits talking up their credentials.
The result gave Arsenal a five-point lead at the top of the table and they went on to win their following three matches against Fulham, Crystal Palace and Leeds – extending their winning run to seven league outings.
Eventually, Arsenal ran out of steam in the title race, but Nelson’s goal will live long in the memory.
Reiss Nelson’s later winger against Bournemouth will never be forgotten
— Gunners (@Gunnersc0m) July 5, 2023
Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United (September, 2023)
With late goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus, this triumph felt like a test of character for Arteta’s men. A test which they managed to pass in spectacular fashion.
Despite knocking on the door for the majority of the second half, it seemed as if the Gunners would have to settle for a point. United went close to winning it themselves, but Alejandro Garnacho’s second-half strike was chalked off for a tight offside call after Gabriel stepped forward, a move that was equal parts brave and ingenious.
Then up steps Rice with a 96th-minute strike which sent the Emirates into delirium. Jesus put the cherry on top in the 101st minute. The Gunners then went on to take seven points from the next nine on offer, including a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham, before…
Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City (October, 2023)
Having failed to beat Pep Guardiola’s side last season, this was a statement result for Arteta’s side in October. Thanks to a late deflected strike from Martinelli, Arsenal claimed all three points in this crunch match.
“I’m so proud. It was the moment with the right people and the right players. We knew we would have to suffer and we did that. You need a big performance and the crowd too. It feels like a big win,” Arteta told Sky Sports after the game.
Since beating City, Arsenal have collected 29 points from 15 matches. In that timeframe, only Aston Villa and Liverpool have accumulated more.
HUGE GOAL FOR ARSENAL! 🔥
Martinelli's deflected effort gives Arsenal late lead ✅ pic.twitter.com/clU60QH4Sy
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 8, 2023
Luton Town 3-4 Arsenal (December, 2023)
It was the manner of Arsenal’s 4-3 triumph over Luton that got people talking. Let’s not forget, that this is a Luton side that took points away from Liverpool just a few weeks before their meeting with Arsenal.
While Arteta’s men were the odds-on favourites to win this clash, they really had to work for all three points. Once again it was Rice who came to the rescue with a superbly placed header in the 97th minute.
The celebration police clamped down on the Gunners after their late show at Kenilworth Road, but you can hardly begrudge Arsenal from celebrating the result.
In the aftermath of this game, Arsenal lost three of their following five league matches, although they seemed to have turned a corner in 2024. During the calendar year so far, no Premier League side has taken more points than Arteta’s men.