Arsenal have won fewer games than every PL team - except Watford & Norwich

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Chelsea at the Emirates today

Mikel Arteta's managerial bounce at Arsenal is currently grounded.

Two games into arguably the toughest job in football right now and the former Manchester City assistant has mustered just one point.

Today's 2-1 loss at home to Chelsea was probably the most painful result of the season for Gunners fans, because there were significant signs of improvement.

In the first half, Arsenal showed glimpses of a team reborn, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the opener and Mesut Ozil delivering a masterclass in midfield.

But late in the day, the same old errors creeped into Arsenal's game, with Jorginho and Tammy Abraham scoring two late goals to inflict the cruelest of defeats on their London rivals.

It leaves Arsenal wallowing in 12th place in the table, with just 24 points to their name and a goal difference of minus four.

And amazingly, the Gunners now boast a record that seems scarcely believable this late into the Premier League season.

That's because with just five wins under their belt, Arsenal have now won fewer games than everyone else in the division bar Watford and Norwich - the two bottom sides.

Aston Villa, West Ham and Bournemouth have also won just five games, with Arsenal's record of nine draws the only thing keeping them out of the relegation battle - for now.

Abraham fires the ball through Bernd Leno's legs

Today's result also marks the first time since 1959 that the Gunners have lost four consecutive home games in all competitions.

It's also the first time since 1977 that Arsenal have lost three consecutive league home games.

And just to rub salt in the wounds further, Crystal Palace have officially picked up more points in 2019 than their London neighbours.

The size of the task for Arteta is gargantuan and Manchester United's visit on New Year's Day will not make things any easier.

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