Man City edged past Inter Milan to win the 2022/23 Champions League 1-0 in Istanbul and in so doing they secured the treble. That means they won their nation’s highest-level league competition (the Premier League), its premier domestic cup (the FA Cup) and the Champions League.
At the time of writing, barring something of a miracle, Arsenal are going to finish as runners-up in the race for the 2022/23 Premier League title. This will be the seventh time the Gunners have finished in second place in the Premier League era, equalling the unwanted record currently held by Manchester United. In this article, we’ll take a look back at the other six seasons in which Arsenal were runners-up and we’ll attempt to figure out what went wrong.
At the start of May 2023 it was announced that Lionel Messi would be leaving PSG, whilst at the same time a report in Forbes magazine told us what we all knew anyway – that Cristian Ronaldo was the best-paid athlete in the world. Those two players have been uber-super-megastars of the past two decades and undoubtedly rank among the greatest players of all time.