Liverpool have the same number of points as Arsenal and Manchester United combined

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The banter era at Arsenal continued apace on Monday night as they slumped to defeat at Sheffield United.



The newly-promoted Blades were full value for their win in the end, but Arsenal will have to have a long hard look at themselves after a woefully tepid performance.

It took a soft goal from a corner to consign the Gunners to their second defeat of the season, as they failed to grab their chance to move into the top four.

All in all, it was a thoroughly forgettable night for the Londoners.

The only positive for Arsenal at the moment is the fact that they aren't the only big club lurching from one drab performance to the next.

Manchester United's worst-ever start to a season has stolen some of the limelight from the north London side, as both sides desperately seek a way to restore the glory days of yesteryear.

However, an alarming start began to do the rounds in the aftermath of Arsenal's loss that shows just how far the two former powerhouses of the English game have fallen.

Despite dropping points for the first time this season, league leaders Liverpool now have the same number of points as Arsenal and United combined.

Ooff - that doesn't make for pretty reading - unless you are a Liverpool fan, of course.

Had the Merseysiders not dropped those first points away at United as well, that incredible statistic would be even worse.

Next up for United is a trip to Norwich City while Arsenal entertain Crystal Palace.

Both sides will be desperate to get their respective seasons back on track with a win but, in their current form, that is far from guaranteed.

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