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31 October: A new record crowd and a win over Tottenham.
It was in fact 31 October 2009: Arsenal made it five league wins and a draw in the last six by beating Tottenham 3-0 at home with a record Emirates crowd (at the time) of 60,103. Van Persie (2) and Fabregas got the goals. The club had also made it nine wins and two draws in 11 games in all competitions thus far.
As a result the table now looked like this…
There had been a slip earlier in the season, but Arsenal now seemed to have recovered…
|15 Aug 2009||Everton v Arsenal||W||1-6||Premier League|
|18 Aug 2009||Celtic v Arsenal||W||0-2||Champions League|
|22 Aug 2009||Arsenal v Portsmouth||W||4-1||Premier League|
|26 Aug 2009||Arsenal v Celtic||W||3-1; Agg 5-1||Champions League|
|29 Aug 2009||Manchester United v Arsenal||L||2-1||Premier League|
|12 Sep 2009||Manchester City v Arsenal||L||4-2||Premier League|
|16 Sep 2009||Standard Liege v Arsenal||W||2-3||Champions League|
|19 Sep 2009||Arsenal v Wigan Athletic||W||4-0||Premier League|
|22 Sep 2009||Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion||W||2-0||League Cup|
|26 Sep 2009||Fulham v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|29 Sep 2009||Arsenal v Olympiakos||W||2-0||Champions League|
|04 Oct 2009||Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers||W||6-2||Premier League|
|17 Oct 2009||Arsenal v Birmingham City||W||3-1||Premier League|
|20 Oct 2009||AZ Alkmaar v Arsenal||D||1-1||Champions League|
|25 Oct 2009||West Ham United v Arsenal||D||2-2||Premier League|
|28 Oct 2009||Arsenal v Liverpool||W||2-1||League Cup|
|31 Oct 2009||Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur||W||3-0||Premier League|
Those two defeats in Manchester had led to a lot of newspaper headlines suggesting that Arsenal had in the opening four games against “weak opposition” flattered to deceive, but Arsenal’s forward line which had by now scored 32 goals in ten league games were way ahead of the rest of the pack.