Which is the London team with the most trophies in history?
Manchester United and Liverpool are the most successful English clubs in terms of trophies but where do they stand in relation to clubs from the capital?
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal top the Premier League table having dropped points in just three games as we reach the halfway stage. If they can keep this momentum, the Gunners will be in with a chance of lifting their first league title since 2004 - the club’s 13th and third of the Premier League era.
Arsenal’s 19-year wait
So far, Arteta’s side seem to be doing exactly what Arsène Wenger’s team did 18 and a half years ago - although it’s still a little too early to claim they’re running away with the title. But they are closer to doing that than at any point during those past 18 years - the closest they came was finishing as runners-up in 2004/5 and 2015/16 and third-placed finishes in 2007/8, 2009/10, 2011/12 and 2014/15.
But it was evident that things were on the way up for the North London club, at least on the domestic front, when Arteta guided the team to victory in the 2019/2020 FA Cup, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley to deliver the first silverware in three years. The FA Cup is a competition that holds many great memories for Arsenal - the club to have lifted it more times than anyone else. With 14 Cup triumphs, they are ahead of Manchester United (12), Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs (all on 8) in the honours ranking.
Arteta’s side have made it past the Third Round in this season’s edition and will face the Basque coach’s old club, Manchester City in the next round later this month. The Gunners are also very much alive in the Europa League, they lost just once in the group stage and go into next month’s Round of 16 draw as one of the seeded teams and favourites. They are out of the EFL Carabao Cup (eliminated by Brighton) but still alive in three competitions, and with a pretty good chance of adding something to their trophy room between now and the end of May.
So how do Arsenal compare in terms of trophies won with other English clubs and especially those from the same city? Liverpool and Manchester United are the most successful English clubs with 68 and 66 titles each respectively. Arsenal are the most successful of the London-based clubs, having a total of 48 titles, compared to Chelsea (34) and Tottenham (26) with West Ham at 18th in the list with six trophies.