In an era where big clubs are judged on the basis of league titles won and European success, Arsenal’s fortunes have been on a steady decline.
The Gunners won their last Premier League title back in 2004 and have been perennial underperformers for more than a decade now. Except a few FA Cup trophies, their supporters around the globe haven’t had much reason to celebrate.
Their lowest point came in 2017 when they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.
Surprisingly, the lack of major silverware over the years and the departure of Arsene Wenger at the end of last season haven’t impacted the Gunners’ popularity.
According to a study based on Google data, the North London club has left most big spending rivals in the English Premier League behind to emerge as the second most searched in the world, behind Spanish giants Real Madrid.