Last time Arsenal finished 2nd in Premier League

The 2015–16 season was Arsenal’s 24th season in the Premier League and 96th consecutive season in the top flight of English football.

The club entered the season as the FA Cup holders,[1] and participated in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal were favourites to get their first league title since 2004, having been league-leaders towards the New Year, but a loss of form which included successive defeats to Manchester United and Swansea City saw them lose ground on eventual winners Leicester City, although they recovered to get 2nd, their highest finish in 11 years.

Arsenal’s attempt of winning a third consecutive FA Cup was unsuccessful, losing to Watford at the quarter-final stage, as well as exiting in the League Cup fourth round to Sheffield Wednesday.

In Europe, Arsenal recovered from a poor start to qualify for the knockout-stages, but they were defeated in both legs against Barcelona. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

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