Arsenal have conceded more penalties than any other top-flight team following their 2-1 loss away to Watford on Saturday.

The Gunners conceded their 11th Premier League penalty since the start of the 2016/17 season at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.

This is more than any other top-flight team.

Southampton and West Ham have both let in 10, Swansea City eight and Everton, Watford and Liverpool six. The difference is, the Saints are in 10th while the Hammers are down in 15th. And Arsenal have still conceded more penalties.

Hull have let in 13 spot-kicks but they’ve now been relegated. That’s right, the Gunners are only two penalties behind a relegated side.

To make it worse, Spurs have let in the least: two.

Both Manchester sides have only let in five while Chelsea have shipped three.

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WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: Petr Cech of Arsenal applauds the crowd after during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on October 14, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Petr Cech has failed to save a single penalty since 2016/17, which simply isn’t good enough for a goalkeeper of his calibre.

Arsenal need to stop conceding them in the first place because at the moment we’re just letting opposition have a free shot at goal. When the referee gives the opposition a spot-kick, not one single person seems to believe that Cech will save it and that’s a problem.

To put this into perspective, Wojciech Szczesny, who’s now signed for Juventus, saved two and let in two at Roma last term. At least he has a 50% chance.

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