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5 of the greatest Premier League title comebacks

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Arsenal – 1997/98

Ian Wright of Arsenal
24 Sep 1997: Ian Wright of Arsenal celebrates with some young fans. Credit: Michael Cooper/Allsport

The only word that can describe this one is a miracle.

Ahead of the final nine games of that season, Arsenal were trailing Manchester United by 11 points in the standings. Pretty much everyone in England had written them off by that stage.

But a 1-0 win at Old Trafford sparked a brilliant comeback, with the Gunners clawing their deficit to win a first Premier League title by a single point following a 10-match winning run.

Ironically, though, Arsene Wenger’s men lost their last two games of that campaign to Liverpool and Aston Villa.

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