Arsenal makes top four of best English in the last decade, ahead of Tottenham

Arsenal has struggled to play in the Champions League over the last few seasons, but they have remained competitive by winning a few FA Cups in that time.

Unlike the Gunners, the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have won trophies repeatedly in the last decade.

Those achievements have made them the top two Premier League Teams of the Decade.

This is according to The International Federation of Football History & Statistics via Sun Sports, who crunched the numbers for each team between 2011 and 2020.

They named Barcelona as the Team of the Decade in their overall ranking, but the Blues are the kings of England.

The last decade hasn’t been the best for Arsenal as they struggled to earn Champions League places or win the league under Arsene Wenger and subsequently, Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.

Nevertheless, they were ranked 4th among the English teams, one place ahead of Tottenham who reached the final of the Champions League but has remained trophyless since 2008.

Even more impressively, Arsenal also ranked higher than Liverpool despite their recent achievements.

The Reds reached the final of the Champions League in 2018 and won it the next year, before ending a 30-year wait for a Premier League title last season.

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7 Comments

  1. RSH says:

    almost as significant as their Audi Cup

  2. ken1945 says:

    Not sure what you mean by saying we “struggled under AW to earn CL places”.
    It was only his last two seasons that we failed to qualify and the penultimate one was by just one point (while winning the fa cup of course).
    Apart from that, it’s good to see how we still managed to stay ahead of clubs like pool and spuds…. even with dross players, no defence, dodgy transfers and a manager who didn’t adapt to the times!!!
    Those were the days my friends, I thought it would never end… Still we have got our Arsenal back now🤔

    1. Benjamin says:

      @Ken1945
      I miss those days with dross players, stubborn manager, etc. but celebrating St. Toteringham day at the close of season with guaranteed Champions League spot.

      1. ken1945 says:

        Yes Benjamin, but as you can see from some of the comments, there are fans who STILL trying to tell us that Arsene was a disaster!!!

        1. Davi says:

          He just about held us together during the long decline.

  3. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    I can’t imagine anyone with a clear head who would rank us ahead of Pool over the last decade…I would give my left nut for a Champions League crown, let alone back-to-back finals, and a League title…was Wenger on the panel that determined this list…based on this criteria, here’s hoping that we come in 6th next time

  4. Joe. S says:

    Whew! Have to shake my head and agree with TRVL on this one. For two seasons Liverpool were the “almost invincibles”, up there with the best in Europe while during the past decade Arsenal could barely make it into the round of 16. Still I hope these rankings have some validity. I’m one of the few who agree with Wegner’s plan to cut drop the European Cup and make the World cup a biannual event. It’s already a joke tournament with its untold number of eligible teams. At the same time a European superleague is a must and it is crucial four Arsenal to be ranked a top four Premiership club. Like it or not these changes are inevitable.

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