Arsenal hit 118-year low as meek defeat against Chelsea condemns them to worst ever start to a season

The Gunners have begun a league season without a point or goal from their opening two games for the first time in more than a century of competition

A second consecutive Premier League defeat has condemned Arsenal to their worst-ever start to a season in their 118 seasons of league competition. 

Having gone down 2-0 to Brentford on the opening day last Friday, the Gunners came unstuck by the same margin to another London rival, this time Chelsea. 

The mood is less than upbeat around Emirates Stadium right now, and finding out they have hit a new low is unlikely to raise spirits. 

Rock bottom

Arsenal were second-best for almost the entire 90 minutes on Sunday as Thomas Tuchel’s European champions dispatched them with ease. 

Romelu Lukaku marked his first game back at the club with a goal after just 15 minutes, while Reece James doubled the scoreline later in the second half to give the visitors what proved to be an unassailable lead. 

The result leaves Arsenal second-bottom as one of five teams yet to register a point in the Premier League, with only Norwich City below them on goal difference.