2018–19 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
2018–19 season
ChairmanSir Chips Keswick
Head coachUnai Emery
StadiumEmirates Stadium
Premier League5th
FA CupFourth round
EFL CupQuarter-finals
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

All:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (16)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2018–19 season is Arsenal's 27th season in the Premier League, 102nd overall season in the top flight and 99th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. The club are participating in the Premier League, the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the UEFA Europa League.

This is the club's first season in 22 years without manager Arsène Wenger.[1] For the second consecutive season, Arsenal qualified for the UEFA Europa League. This is the club's first season under new manager Unai Emery.[2]

Review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Arsenal began their off-season by completing some squad alterations. They started by announcing the departure of club captain Per Mertesacker, who retired to become their new academy coach.[3] After six years at the club, Santi Cazorla's departure was also announced upon the expiry of his contract.[4] Further, Petr Čech, Héctor Bellerín, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Özil, Granit Xhaka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all received new squad numbers, with the latter two also extending their contracts with the club.[citation needed]

After completing a clearout of backroom staff to coincide with their new club-model following the retirement of long-term manager Arsène Wenger, Spaniard Unai Emery was appointed as the club's new head coach.[5]

The first signing of the Emery era was Swiss right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, who joined on a free transfer from Juventus on 5 June.[6] The club then signed German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen two weeks later, for a rumored fee of £19.2 million.[7] Meanwhile, club stalwart Jack Wilshere departed following the expiry of his contract, after 17 years at the club,[8] and Greek central defender Sokratis joined the club from Borussia Dortmund for £14.8 million on 8 July.[9] Shortly thereafter, the club signed defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for a reported fee of £26.4 million on 10 July, and announced the transfer of Mattéo Guendouzi from Lorient for a rumoured £7 million a day later.[citation needed]

August[edit]

On 7 August 2018, Alisher Usmanov announced that he would accept an offer from American businessman Stan Kroenke to buy his 30% stake in Arsenal for £550 million, in a deal that would allow Kroenke to take full control of the club.[10]

Arsenal's first game was against reigning champions Manchester City on 12 August. They lost the game 2-0 after goals by Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.[11] The following game was against London rivals Chelsea on 18 August. Arsenal lost again, this time 3-2 though they had chances to get more from the game, courtesy of goals by Pedro, Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi scored for Arsenal.[12]

Arsenal's first win was a 3-1 victory against West Ham United on 25 August. Marko Arnautovic scored first to put West Ham in front, but Nacho Monreal equalised minutes later, and an own goal by Issa Diop and a late goal by Danny Welbeck won the game for Arsenal.[13]

September[edit]

Arsenal's first game in September and 4th game in the Premier League, was a 3-2 victory over Cardiff City on 2 September. Shkodran Mustafi scored the opening goal from a Granit Xhaka corner, but Victor Camarasa equalised just before the break. After the restart, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first goal of the season to give Arsenal the lead. Cardiff equalised again from a Danny Ward header, but Alexandre Lacazette ensured all 3 points with a thumping shot to give Arsenal another 3 points.[14]

After the international break, Arsenal were the visitors against Newcastle United. After a dull first half, Granit Xhaka scored a stunning free kick to give Arsenal the lead. Mesut Ozil doubled the advantage on his 200th appearance for Arsenal. Late on, Ciaran Clark scored in stoppage-time to give Newcastle hope. In the end, it was not enough as Arsenal won their 3rd consecutive game 2-1.[15]

Arsenal started the Europa League with a 4-2 victory over Vorskla Poltava. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring after a counterattack. Danny Welbeck doubled the advantage, before Aubameyang and Özil both scored to lead 4-0. However, Vorskla scored 2 goals late in the game though Arsenal still went away with victory.[16]

Arsenal were at the Emirates against Everton. Alexandre Lacazette scored a stunning opening goal, curling a shot into the top right corner. Moments later, Aubameyang scored a second for Arsenal, tapping in from close range, though Aubameyang was in an offside position. Nevertheless, Arsenal cruised to their 5th consecutive victory in all competitions.[17]

To start off the Carabao Cup campaign, Arsenal won 3-1 against Championship side Brentford. Arsenal scored twice through Danny Welbeck, although Alan Judge pulled one back for Brentford. Alexandre Lacazette wrapped up the victory during stoppage-time to ensure Arsenal would progress to the next round.[18] During the final match of September for Arsenal, they won 2-0 against Watford. Bernd Leno made his Premier League debut as a substitute after Petr Čech came off injured. Arsenal opened the scoring through a Craig Cathcart own goal following pressure by Alexandre Lacazette. Mesut Özil doubled the lead when Lacazette squared the ball across for Özil to tap home. Arsenal came away with their 7th consecutive victory in all competitions and their 5th in the league.[19]

October[edit]

Due to political tensions, Henrikh Mkhitaryan did not travel to Azerbaijan for Arsenal's Europa League match against Qarabağ.[20] Arsenal nevertheless prevailed, 3-0, with Sokratis, Mattéo Guendouzi and Emile Smith-Rowe all scoring their debut goals.[21]

Arsenal's strong form continued with a dominant 5-1 victory over Fulham. Although the match was tied, 1-1, at half-time, Arsenal scored four second-half goals to extend their winning run to nine in all competitions. Aaron Ramsey scored just 39 seconds after being introduced as a substitute; two goals each by Lacazette and Aubameyang completed the scoresheet.[22] A 3-1 victory against Leicester City on 22 October 2018 saw Mesut Özil become the highest scoring German player of the Premier League era, with 30 goals.[23] They continued the winning form with a 1-0 victory against Sporting in the Europa League, with Danny Welbeck getting the deciding goal.[24] However, Arsenal's winning streak was stopped at eleven with a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.[25]

For their final match in October, Arsenal faced League One side Blackpool in the EFL Cup. The Gunners held a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals by Stephan Lichsteiner and Emile Smith-Rowe, but a second yellow card to Mattéo Guendouzi allowed Blackpool to cut the lead to 2-1. Arsenal held on to advance to a quarterfinal matchup against Tottenham Hotspur.[26][27]

November[edit]

Arsenal hosted Liverpool F.C. on 3 November 2018. A late strike by Alexandre Lacazette earned a point for the Gunners after James Milner gave Liverpool a second-half lead.[28][29] A 0-0 draw with Sporting secured passage into the Europa League Round of 32,[30] before a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, where Henrikh Mkhitaryan's late strike ruled out Ivan Cavaleiro's opener.[31]

After the international break, The Gunners played A.F.C. Bournemouth. A Jefferson Lerma own goal put them up before Joshua King equalised in first-half stoppage time. However, Aubameyang scored the winner to hand the Gunners their first victory of the month.[32] Their final game of November was against Vorskla in the Europa League. UEFA decided before the match that it was to be moved from Poltava to Kiev due to the Martial law in Ukraine,[33] and Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners, with goals from Smith-Rowe, Ramsey (from the penalty spot) and Joe Willock. This game also marked the debuts of Zech Medley, Charlie Gilmour, and Bukayo Saka, all from the substitute's bench, and confirmed that Arsenal would progress as group winners.[34]

December[edit]

Arsenal hosted the first North London derby of the year on 2 December 2018. They took an early 1-0 lead after Aubameyang converted a penalty in the 10th minute following a Jan Vertonghen handball in the box, however, Spurs scored 2 goals in a span of 5 minutes to take a 1-2 lead to half. Unai Emery made two substitutions and tactical changes at halftime, and the Gunners responded brilliantly, scoring 3 goals en route to a 4-2 comeback win; Aubameyang netted a brace and became the first player to 10 goals in the 2018/19 Premier League season; other goals from Alexandre Lacazette, and Lucas Torreira, of which was his first goal since joining the club.[35]

Players[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Czech Republic Petr Čech 36 EU 2015 129 0 2019 £10.0M Vice-captain
2 DF Spain Héctor Bellerín 23 EU 2013 181 7 2023 Youth system
4 MF Egypt Mohamed Elneny 26 Non-EU 2016 (Winter) 81 2 2022 £7.4M
5 DF Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos 30 EU 2018 23 1 2021 £14.8M
6 DF France Laurent Koscielny 33 EU 2010 332 25 2020 £8.5M Captain
7 MF Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan 29 Non-EU 2017 (Winter) 37 7 2021 Swap deal
8 MF Wales Aaron Ramsey 28 EU 2008 356 61 2019 £4.8M Vice-captain
9 FW France Alexandre Lacazette 27 EU 2017 67 27 2022 £46.5M
10 MF Germany Mesut Özil 30 EU 2013 212 41 2021 £42.5M Vice-captain
11 MF Uruguay Lucas Torreira 22 EU 2018 29 2 2023 £26.4M
12 DF Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner 35 EU 2018 17 1 2019 Free
13 GK Colombia David Ospina 30 Non-EU 2014 70 0 2020 £3.2M On loan at Napoli
14 FW Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 29 EU 2017 (Winter) 42 26 2021 £56.0M Current record signing
15 MF England Ainsley Maitland-Niles 21 EU 2014 52 1 2023 Youth system
16 DF England Rob Holding 23 EU 2016 60 1 2023 £2.0M
17 FW Nigeria Alex Iwobi 22 EU 2015 126 12 2022 Youth system
18 DF Spain Nacho Monreal 32 EU 2013 (Winter) 227 10 2019 £8.5M
19 GK Germany Bernd Leno 26 EU 2018 21 0 2023 £19.2M
20 DF Germany Shkodran Mustafi 26 EU 2016 96 7 2021 £35.0M
21 DF England Calum Chambers 24 EU 2014 83 3 2022 £16.0M On loan at Fulham
23 FW England Danny Welbeck 28 EU 2014 126 32 2019 £16.0M
25 DF England Carl Jenkinson 26 EU 2011 67 1 2020 £1.0M
26 GK Argentina Emiliano Martínez 26 Non-EU 2010 14 0 2022 Youth system
27 DF Greece Konstantinos Mavropanos 21 EU 2017 (Winter) 3 0 2023 £1.8M
29 MF France Mattéo Guendouzi 19 EU 2018 28 1 2023 £7.0M
31 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Sead Kolašinac 25 EU 2017 50 5 2022 Free
34 MF Switzerland Granit Xhaka 26 EU 2016 118 10 2023 £30.0M Vice-captain
FW Japan Takuma Asano 24 Non-EU 2016 0 0 2020 £0.8M On loan at Hannover 96
  • Last updated: 19 January 2019
  • Source:Arsenal FC and FootballDatabase (for EU passport, country as international player, contract ending and transfer fee)
  • Ordered by squad number.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Name From Fee Team Ref.
23 May 2018 GK Estonia Karl Jakob Hein Estonia Nõmme United Free transfer Academy [36]
1 July 2018 DF Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner Italy Juventus Free transfer First team [37]
GK Germany Bernd Leno Germany Bayer Leverkusen Undisclosed[a] [39]
2 July 2018 DF Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos Germany Borussia Dortmund Undisclosed[b] [41]
10 July 2018 MF Uruguay Lucas Torreira Italy Sampdoria Undisclosed[c] [43]
11 July 2018 FW England Sam Greenwood England Sunderland Training compensation[d] Academy [44][45]
MF France Mattéo Guendouzi France Lorient Undisclosed[e] First team [47]
19 July 2018 DF Spain Joel López Spain Barcelona Training compensation[d] Academy [48][49]
27 July 2018 MF Mexico Marcelo Flores England Ipswich Town Training compensation[d] [50]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Name To Fee Team Ref.
1 July 2018 MF Spain Santi Cazorla Spain Villarreal Released[f] First team [52]
DF Germany Per Mertesacker Retired [52][3]
MF England Jack Wilshere England West Ham United Released[g] [52]
DF England Marc Bola England Blackpool Released[h] Academy [52]
GK Scotland Alex Crean Released [52]
MF England Josh Dasilva England Brentford Released[i] [56]
MF Romania Vlad Dragomir Italy Perugia Released[j] [52]
MF England Aaron Eyoma England Derby County Released[k] [52]
FW France Yassin Fortune Switzerland FC Sion Released[l] [52]
GK England Ryan Huddart England Boreham Wood Released[m] [52]
DF England Chiori Johnson England Bolton Wanderers Released[n] [52]
GK Finland Hugo Keto England Brighton & Hove Albion Released[o] [52]
DF England Tafari Moore England Plymouth Argyle Released[p] [52]
12 July 2018 FW England David Agbontohoma England Southampton Training compensation[d] [64]
13 July 2018 FW England Armstrong Okoflex Scotland Celtic Training compensation[d] [65]
26 July 2018 FW France Jeff Reine-Adélaïde France Angers ~1,44,00,000 First team [66]
3 August 2018 FW England Chuba Akpom Greece PAOK Undisclosed[q] [68]
GK Portugal João Virgínia England Everton Undisclosed Academy [69]
9 August 2018 FW Spain Lucas Pérez England West Ham United Undisclosed[r] First team [71]
17 August 2018 FW Costa Rica Joel Campbell Italy Frosinone Undisclosed [72]
17 August 2018 FW England Stephy Mavididi Italy Juventus Undisclosed Academy [73]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Name To End date Team Ref.
1 July 2018 FW Japan Takuma Asano Germany Hannover 96 End of season First team [74]
19 July 2018 MF Nigeria Kelechi Nwakali Portugal Porto Academy [75]
30 July 2018 GK England Matt Macey England Plymouth Argyle [76]
7 August 2018 DF England Calum Chambers England Fulham First team [77]
16 August 2018 MF Poland Krystian Bielik England Charlton Athletic Academy [78]
17 August 2018 GK Colombia David Ospina Italy Napoli First team [79]
31 August 2018 MF England Reiss Nelson Germany Hoffenheim Academy [80]
  1. ^ Reported fee: £19,200,000.[38]
  2. ^ Reported fee: £17,700,000.[40]
  3. ^ Reported fee: £26,000,000.[42]
  4. ^ a b c d e Player under 24 years old at time of transfer.
  5. ^ Reported fee: £7,000,000.[46]
  6. ^ Joined Villarreal on 7 August 2018.[51]
  7. ^ Joined West Ham United on 9 July 2018.[53]
  8. ^ Joined Blackpool on 17 July 2017.[54]
  9. ^ Joined Brentford on 21 August 2018.[55]
  10. ^ Joined Perugia on 3 August 2018.[57]
  11. ^ Joined Derby County on 5 July 2018.[58]
  12. ^ Joined Sion on 1 July 2018.[59]
  13. ^ Joined Boreham Wood on 26 July 2018.[60]
  14. ^ Joined Bolton Wanderers on 1 July 2018.[61]
  15. ^ Joined Brighton & Hove Albion on 9 July 2018.[62]
  16. ^ Joined Plymouth Argyle on 1 July 2018.[63]
  17. ^ Reported fee: £2,000,000.[67]
  18. ^ Reported fee: £4,000,000.[70]

Club[edit]

Kits[edit]

Supplier: Puma / Sponsor: Fly Emirates

Home[81]
Home alt.1[82]
Home alt.2[83]
Away[84]
Away alt.1

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 19 January 2019
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK  CZE Petr Čech 7 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 12 0
2 DF  ESP Héctor Bellerín 18(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18(1) 0
4 MF  EGY Mohamed Elneny 1(1) 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 8(1) 0
5 DF  GRE Sokratis Papastathopoulos 16 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 23 1
6 DF  FRA Laurent Koscielny 5(1) 1 0 0 0(1) 0 1 0 6(2) 1
7 MF  ARM Henrikh Mkhitaryan 9(5) 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 15(5) 4
8 MF  WAL Aaron Ramsey 9(11) 2 1 0 2(1) 0 3 1 15(12) 3
9 FW  FRA Alexandre Lacazette 15(7) 8 0(1) 0 0(2) 1 1(2) 1 16(12) 10
10 MF  GER Mesut Özil 12(1) 3 0 0 0 0 1(2) 1 13(3) 4
11 MF  URU Lucas Torreira 15(8) 2 0 0 1(2) 0 1(2) 0 17(12) 2
12 DF   SUI Stephan Lichtsteiner 5(4) 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 13(4) 1
14 FW  GAB Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 21(2) 14 0 0 1(1) 0 2(1) 2 24(4) 16
15 MF  ENG Ainsley Maitland-Niles 5(3) 1 1 0 2 0 2(1) 0 10(4) 1
16 DF  ENG Rob Holding 9(1) 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 15(1) 0
17 FW  NGA Alex Iwobi 13(7) 2 1 1 2(1) 0 3(1) 0 19(9) 3
18 DF  ESP Nacho Monreal 9(1) 1 0 0 2 0 2(1) 0 13(2) 1
19 GK  GER Bernd Leno 16(1) 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 20(1) 0
20 DF  GER Shkodran Mustafi 19 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 2
23 FW  ENG Danny Welbeck 1(7) 1 0 0 2 2 4 2 7(7) 5
25 DF  ENG Carl Jenkinson 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0
26 GK  ARG Emiliano Martinez 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
27 DF  GRE Konstantinos Mavropanos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF  FRA Mattéo Guendouzi 14(6) 0 0 0 3 0 4(1) 1 21(7) 1
31 DF  BIH Sead Kolašinac 12 0 1 0 0 0 1(1) 0 14(1) 0
34 MF   SUI Granit Xhaka 22 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 3
43 MF  SCO Charlie Gilmour 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0(2) 0
47 DF  ENG Zech Medley 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0(3) 0
49 FW  ENG Eddie Nketiah 0(1) 0 1 0 0(1) 0 2 0 3(2) 0
53 DF  ESP Julio Pleguezuelo 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
55 MF  ENG Emile Smith Rowe 0 0 0 0 2 1 3(1) 2 5(1) 3
59 MF  ENG Joe Willock 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 3
87 FW  ENG Bukayo Saka 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 1(1) 0 1(3) 0
Players out on loan for rest of the season
13 GK  COL David Ospina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF  ENG Calum Chambers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N/A FW  JPN Takuma Asano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 19 January 2019
Rank Position Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Europa League Total
1 FW Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 14 0 0 2 16
2 FW France Alexandre Lacazette 8 0 1 1 10
3 FW England Danny Welbeck 1 0 2 2 5
4 MF Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan 4 0 0 0 4
MF Germany Mesut Özil 3 0 0 1 4
6 FW Nigeria Alex Iwobi 2 1 0 0 3
MF Wales Aaron Ramsey 2 0 0 1 3
MF England Emile Smith Rowe 0 0 1 2 3
MF England Joe Willock 0 2 0 1 3
MF Switzerland Granit Xhaka 3 0 0 0 3
11 DF Germany Shkodran Mustafi 2 0 0 0 2
MF Uruguay Lucas Torreira 2 0 0 0 2
13 MF France Mattéo Guendouzi 0 0 0 1 1
DF France Laurent Koscielny 1 0 0 0 1
DF Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner 0 0 1 0 1
MF England Ainsley Maitland-Niles 1 0 0 0 1
DF Spain Nacho Monreal 1 0 0 0 1
DF Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos 0 0 0 1 1
Own goals 4 0 0 0 4
Total 48 3 5 12 68

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 19 January 2019
Rank Position Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Europa League Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 MF France Mattéo Guendouzi 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 1
2 MF Switzerland Granit Xhaka 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
3 DF Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
4 DF Germany Shkodran Mustafi 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
5 DF England Rob Holding 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
DF Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
MF Uruguay Lucas Torreira 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 DF Spain Héctor Bellerín 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Sead Kolašinac 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 DF England Carl Jenkinson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF France Laurent Koscielny 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW France Alexandre Lacazette 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
DF Spain Nacho Monreal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Germany Mesut Özil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Danny Welbeck 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 40 0 1 0 5 1 6 0 52 1

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 19 January 2019
Rank Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Europa League Total
1 Czech Republic Petr Čech 1 1 0 2 4
Germany Bernd Leno 2 0 0 2 4
3 Argentina Emiliano Martínez 0 0 0 1 1
Shared 1 0 0 0 1
Total 4 1 0 5 10

Pre-season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Friendlies[edit]

International Champions Cup[edit]

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 23 13 5 5 48 32 +16 056.52
FA Cup 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
EFL Cup 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 066.67
Europa League 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 083.33
Total 33 21 6 6 68 38 +30 063.64

Last updated: 19 January 2019
Source: Competitions

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
3 Tottenham Hotspur 23 17 0 6 48 23 +25 51 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40 19 +21 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48 32 +16 44 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Manchester United 23 13 5 5 46 33 +13 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32 32 0 33
Updated to match(es) played on 20 January 2019. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
23 13 5 5 48 32  +16 44 9 2 1 26 10  +16 4 3 4 22 22  0

Last updated: 19 January 2019.
Source: Premier League

Result by matchday[edit]

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
GroundHAHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHHAH
ResultLLWWWWWWWDDDWWDWLWDLWLW
Position1517997654445554555555555
Updated to match(es) played on 19 January 2019. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 14 June 2018, the Premier League fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[87][88]

FA Cup[edit]

EFL Cup[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ARS SPO VOR QRB
1 England Arsenal 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 4–2 1–0
2 Portugal Sporting CP 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 13 0–1 3–0 2–0
3 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 6 1 0 5 4 13 −9 3[a] 0–3 1–2 0–1
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 1 0 5 2 13 −11 3[a] 0–3 1–6 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Goal difference in all group matches: Vorskla Poltava –9, Qarabağ –11.

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

As of 19 July 2018.[89][90][91][92][93][94][95]

Position Name
Head Coach Spain Unai Emery
First Team Assistant Head Coach Spain Juan Carlos Carcedo
First Team Assistant Head Coach England Steve Bould
First Team Coach Spain Pablo Villanueva
Goalkeeping Coach Spain Javi Garcia
Goalkeeping Coach England Sal Bibbo
Head of Football Spain Raul Sanllehi
Head of Recruitment Germany Sven Mislintat
Chief Contract Negotiator England Hussein Fahmy
Head of Coach and Player Development Netherlands Marcel Lucassen
Head of Academy Germany Per Mertesacker
Head of Academy Football Operations England Lee Herron
Director of High Performance Australia Darren Burgess
Head of Performance United States Shad Forsythe
Head of Medical Services Republic of Ireland Gary O'Driscoll
Head Physiotherapist England Chris Morgan
First Team Physiotherapist Portugal Paulo Barreira
First Team Physiotherapist England Jordan Reece
First Team Rehab Physiotherapist Australia Tim Parham
Strength and Conditioning Coach Spain Julen Masach
Strength and Conditioning Coach Republic of Ireland Barry Solan
Masseur England Darren Page
Soft Tissue Therapist Japan Takahiro Yamamoto
Kit Manager England Paul Akers
Performance Nutritionist England Richard Allison
Sport Scientist England Tom Allen
Data Scientist Russia Mikhail Zhilkin
Data/Video Analyst Spain Victor Manas
Senior Football Analyst England Ben Knapper
First Team Analyst England Mark Curtis
Football Analyst Assistant England Sam Hayball

Awards[edit]

Arsenal Player of the Month award[edit]

Awarded monthly to the player that was chosen by fan voting on Arsenal.com

Month Player Votes
August France Mattéo Guendouzi 68%[96]
September France Alexandre Lacazette 59%[97]
October Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 55%[98]
November Uruguay Lucas Torreira 70%[99]
December Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 41%[100]

Arsenal Goal of the Month award[edit]

Awarded monthly to the goal that was chosen by fan voting on Arsenal.com

Month Player Competition Opponent Votes
August Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan Premier League Chelsea 61%[101]
September France Alexandre Lacazette Premier League Everton 57%[102]
October Wales Aaron Ramsey Premier League Fulham 38%[103]
November France Alexandre Lacazette Premier League Liverpool 71%[104]
December Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan Premier League Southampton 40%[105]

Sponsorship[edit]

Lead sponsors Global sponsors

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