Arsenal fans delight as Gunners finish above Tottenham and Liverpool in global ranking

Arsenal have been named among the world’s top ten football club’s over the last decade and fourth highest in England.

In the list compiled by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), the Gunners placed 10th overall and behind Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.

The IFFHS ranks teams based on points awarded based on results year on year and put together a final list of the top clubs in Europe over the period from 2011 and 2020.

Spanish giants Barcelona led the way with 2877 points ahead of La Liga rivals Real Madrid and Champions League holders Bayern Munich.

Arsenal, with 2016 points, beat rivals Tottenham as well as Premier League champions Liverpool to make the top 10.

The Gunners qualified for the Champions League in seven of the ten years as well as winning three FA Cups and reaching a Europa League final.

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Despite missing out on Europe’s top competition for the last three years of the decade, the club still attained enough points for a surprisingly higher ranking than clubs who have performed better in recent years.

Taking to social media, Gunners fans decided to use the news to mock their rivals.

IFFHS Best Clubs of the decade top 20

  1. Barcelona
  2. Real Madrid
  3. Bayern Munich
  4. Paris Saint Germain
  5. Atletico Madrid
  6. Juventus
  7. Chelsea
  8. Manchester City
  9. Manchester United
  10. Arsenal
  11. Celtic
  12. Napoli
  13. Sevilla
  14. Gremio
  15. Tottenham
  16. Atleicto Nacional
  17. Liverpool
  18. Borussia Dortmund
  19. Red Bull Salzburg
  20. Benfica

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Arsenal have slipped down the Premier League table in recent years but the club did win the FA Cup last season and are in the quarter finals of this season’s Europa League.

The Gunners are set face Slavia Prague over two legs in the last eight and should they go all the way in the competition they would return to the Champions League for the first time since 2017.

Arsenal also currently sit nine points off a top four place in the league with nine games remaining.

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