FOOTBALL - After two Premier League matches this season, Arsenal are still without a goal. The Gunners drew both league matches 0-0, becoming the third team in Premier League (since 1992/93), to open the season with two goalless draws after Chelsea in 1995/96 and Derby County in 1998/99.
- Last season, Arsenal also failed to score in their first two Premier League matches.
- Arsenal became the fifth team in PL era failing to score in their first two matches in back-to-back PL seasons following Derby County (1997 and 1998), Portsmouth (2008 and 2009), Southampton (2001 and 2002) and West Ham United (1993 and 1994).
- The Premier League record for most matches from the start of the season without scoring is four, set by Sheffield Wednesday in 1993 and equalled later by Newcastle United in 2005 and Swansea City last season.
- Arsenal had only one top flight season in which they did not score in three consecutive league matches. That was 59 years ago in 1953 against West Bromwich Albion, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United.
- If Arsenal fail to score in the first half at Liverpool next Sunday, they will break their Premier League record of longest scoring drought from the start of the season. Last year, Theo Walcott broke the deadlock and scored Arsenal’s first goal of the PL season in injury time of the first half in their 8-2 defeat at Manchester United.
- Never before has an English top flight team opened the season with three goalless draws.