On 6th May 1991 according to the official Arsenal website, the Gunners won the First Division title on the 112th season of competitive English football without kicking a single ball. Although the Gunners were to play later that evening, tensions were high on the afternoon of the build up to the match as either one of Arsenal or Liverpool could clinch the League title, but only with a victory over their opponents of the day.
Unlike in modern day football where all Premier League matches kick off at the same time on Match Day 38, Liverpool’s match against former champions Nottingham Forest was to kick off in the afternoon, while Arsenal’s clash over arch-rivals Manchester United was not to start until 8pm that night.
Per se, George Graham’s side could win the title without kicking a single ball, literally. According to Arsenal.com, as the team congregated at Highbury to watch Liverpool’s clash against Nottingham, their hopes of a League triumph were realised when the Reds failed to live up to the moment, eventually losing 2-1 to Forest.
Later that evening, the newly crowned champions emerged from the tunnels of Highbury and thrashed Manchester United 3-1 in a match that saw Alan Smith score a hat-trick, thereby winning the golden boot.
Having lost only one game that season, Arsenal were without a doubt the undisputed champions of England.