Although Giroud might be preferred to Pérez if he is fit.
Returning to the injuries mentioned in the last article, we have two of the players out scheduled for return in the coming two months – Ramsey in the middle of October and Jenkinson in mid-November.
And one other little fact. Last season Arsenal came top of the Fair Play league but of course none of the press made anything of that because it was Arsenal. This year, thus far we are not doing quite so well but still it is worth a look.
Different organisations run the Fair Play listings in different ways, giving numbers of points for yellows, reds and various situations. This is the FA version. They give…
- Caution 4 pts
- Denial of a goal scoring opportunity or dismissal for two cautions 10 pts
- Violent conduct, serious foul play, spitting or offensive and abusive language 12 pts
|7||West Bromwich Albion||6||13||0||52|
|12||West Ham United||6||11||0||44|
Chelsea and Watford seem to be streaking ahead on this analysis. There is a version on ESPN using a different scoring system but the result is very similar. Transfermarket also do one that includes the number of fouls – and watch out because they publish the lowest offending team at the top not the bottom – but this analysis too comes out with much the same result. Chelsea and Watford are the dirty buggers.
Remember you read that here first.
- Arsenal v Chelsea, groundhog day, oddball referees, injuries and Mr Africa to buy AFC.
- We need to talk about Granit. Is he DM or box-to-box?
- Arsenal v Chelsea Sat 24 September 2016 – The Match Officials
Anniversary of the day
- 24 September 2003: Six Arsenal players charged by FA after a 0-0 at Man U, probably with “failing to allow Man U to win” Lauren, Keown, Vieira and Parlour banned.
- You can find 5000 Arsenal anniversaries arranged day by day on the Arsenal History Society site.