12 pictures that sum up Arsenal's 2015/16 Premier League season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the match

The 2015/16 season proved to be a highly disappointing one for Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The 2015/16 season proved to be a highly disappointing one for Arsenal as they failed to challenge for the Premier League title.

They had headed into the season full of optimism after a strong end to the last campaign had seen them ranked as one of the best teams in Europe based on form. 

They started the new season strongly too, with an impressive first half of the campaign seeing them end 2015 at the top of the table above surprise challengers Leicester City.

One man who was key to their form was striker Olivier Giroud, whose goalscoring form saw fierce debate about whether he was the world class striker they need.

However, 2016 proved to be a different story entirely as Giroud went on the longest goalscoring run of his career and Arsenal fell away in the title race.

They eventually ended the season a huge ten points behind champions Leicester City in a campaign that will be regarded a huge opportunity missed for the Gunners.

Arsenal players celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Community ShieldArsenal players celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Community Shield

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejected as assistant manager Steve Bould looks onArsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejected as assistant manager Steve Bould looks on

Theo Walcott celebrates after scoring the first goal for ArsenalTheo Walcott celebrates after scoring the first goal for Arsenal

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goalArsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goal

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the first goal for ArsenalAlexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the first goal for Arsenal

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin, Gabriel Paulista and Alexis Sanchez look dejected after David Alaba scored the third goal for Bayern MunichArsenal's Francis Coquelin, Gabriel Paulista and Alexis Sanchez look dejected after David Alaba scored the third goal for Bayern Munich

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the second goal for Arsenal with team matesOlivier Giroud celebrates scoring the second goal for Arsenal with team mates

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp speaks with Arsenal manager Arsene WengerLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp speaks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scores their second goalManchester United's Marcus Rashford scores their second goal

Harry Kane scores the second goal for TottenhamHarry Kane scores the second goal for Tottenham

Arsenal fans hold up a sign in protest against manager Arsene Wenger after the gameArsenal fans hold up a sign in protest against manager Arsene Wenger after the game

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the matchArsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the match

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