Arsenal had to settle for a second-place finish in the 2015/16 Premier League season after pipping north London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur to second place on the final day of the season, with Leicester City crowned champions.
The Gunners wait for a Premier League title at The Emirates goes on as Arsene Wenger secured a top four finish for the nineteenth consecutive season. The season promised so much for Arsenal but they will certainly look at the positives after finishing as runners-up, their highest place finish since moving to The Emirates in 2006.
Mesut Ozil was the star of the season for Arsenal. The performances of Petr Cech and Hector Bellerin should also be highlighted as they played leading roles in Arsenal’s season. Arsenal had to bare without key players like Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck for the majority of the campaign after their seasons were curtailed by injuries.
This was perhaps Arsenal’s best chance for Premier League success, however, they managed to fall short in a season that promised so much. Early victories against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium and a 3-0 triumph at home to Manchester United looked promising.
Victories also followed against Manchester City but it was defeats against West Bromwich Albion, Southampton, and Swansea City which caused the damage. Not to mention a shock EFL Cup Fourth Round defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Their Champions League hopes also came to a crushing end with a 5-1 aggregate defeat to a ruthless Barcelona at the last 16 stage.