In 2007-08, Arsenal led the Premier League for the majority of the campaign, only to fall away and finish in third place.
Arsenal had sold Thierry Henry in the summer of 2007, but suffered few ill-effects. Emmanuel Adebayor stepped up brilliantly to replace him, and would go on to score 30 goals across all competitions.
Defeat against Sevilla in November brought an end to an impressive 28 match unbeaten run.
However, it was not until February that things really collapsed. In that very same month, the Gunners had held a five-point lead. Nevertheless, they came undone at St. Andrews, losing to Birmingham. Perhaps more significantly, they lost Eduardo to a horrific leg injury.
Four consecutive draws in the league followed, and Arsenal’s title challenge faltered.