Arsenal UCL History

Although Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in England, it hasn’t played the Champions League since 2017. After Arsenal ranked 2nd in the league table in 2015/16, they got a chance to appear in the UCL. Since then, they have not played in a single UCL season. After Arsene Wenger left Arsenal, Gunners have not been the same. Wenger retired from Arsenal, so did Arsenal from the champions league. The Gunners ranked second in Premier League in 2015/16 when they last finished in the top 4 of the Premier League. Arsenal hasn’t played UCL since the 2016/17 campaign. Also, in their last UCL appearance, they conceded 10 goals against Bayern Munich in the round of 16. That was the last Arsenal UCL season. Since then they are unable to feature in the champions league due to the continuous downfall in the league table.

Arsenal UCL Records And History

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Arsenal UCL History In Different Decades

The Gunners has never won the UEFA champions league. But, they had reached the UCL final in the 2005/06 season. Unfortunately, they lost against Spanish side FC Barcelona. This is the best ever performance from Arsenal in the champions league. And, these days Arsenal is unable to make themself in the top 4 of PL. Moreover, here is the list of Arsenal’s champions league run in different seasons.

YearStage
1971/72Quarter-Finals
1991/92Second Round
1998/99Group Stage
1999/00First Group Stage
2000/01Quarter-Finals
2001/02Second Group Stage
2002/03Second Group Stage
2003/04Quarter-Finals
2004/05Round Of 16
2005/06Final
2006/07Round Of 16
2007/08Quarter-Finals
2008/09Semi-Finals
2009/10Quarter-Finals
2010/11Round Of 16
2011/12Round Of 16
2012/13Round Of 16
2013/14Round Of 16
2014/15Round Of 16
2015/16Round Of 16
2016/17Round Of 16
Arsenal UCL Run In All Seasons
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Arsenal’s Performance In Premier League

To appear in the champions league, you have to obviously make it in the top 4 of the league table. And, Arsenal is continuously failing to make in the top 4. As a result, they are not able to play the champions league. And, being the big team, they are not even showing in the Europa League either. This season, they are in the 9th position. Meanwhile, Aston Villa is one point below Arsenal with the game in hand, If Aston Villa wins the next game against Fulham, they will be above Arsenal. And, Arsenal will go down to the 10th position. Obviously, Arsenal was one of the biggest threats to Europe when there were Henry, Ljungberg, Walcott, Van Persie playing.

Arsenal Top Scorer In Champions League

The top scorer of the champions league in Arsenal’s history is Thierry Henry. The French man has scored 35 champions league goals for Arsenal in 78 appearances. Behind Thierry Henry, there is Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Freddie Ljungberg.

  • Van Persie 20 goals
  • Theo Walcott 18 goals in 67 appearances
  • Cesc Fabregas 17 goals in 61 appearances
  • Ljungberg 14 goals in 65 goals

Reason For Disappointing Performance

There are several problems inside Arsenal. And, there are several reasons for Arsenal’s worst performances in UCL and Premier League. Arsenal UCL appearances and Premier League run are beyond the tolerance from the fans. The fans are often frustrated with Arsenal’s performance. Besides, the performances they haven’t done a proper signing in the recent years. It will be very difficult to win the league with the low-quality players and worse strategy. So, there are many factors behind Arsenal’s downgrade. The management and the coach have to look after the player’s ability, quality, and strategy to face the giant powerhouses.

Top Scorer In UCL History

The top scorer of the champions league in Arsenal’s history is Thierry Henry. The French man has scored 35 champions league goals for Arsenal in 78 appearances. Behind Thierry Henry, there is Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Freddie Ljungberg. These are the Arsenal UCL top scorers in their history.

  • Thierry Henry 35 goals in 78 games
  • Van Persie 20 goals
  • Theo Walcott 18 goals in 67 appearances
  • Cesc Fabregas 17 goals in 61 appearances
  • Ljungberg 14 goals in 65 goals

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