Where has Arsenal gone? An American investigates.

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I left for my final year of college the week that Arsenal endured its worst loss in recent memory. Well, that I could remember, anyway.

An 8–2 thrashing at the hands of hated rivals Manchester United—at Old Trafford, to boot—was the final nail in the coffin of a troublesome narrative that had been building. After years spent jockeying with the Red Devils for titles and trophies…