As Arsenal fans, we like to think we’re a pretty well behaved bunch but apparently we aren’t – we are averagely-behaved.
Last season, Arsenal fans received the ninth-most banning orders in the Premier League: 23.
This means that 23 times, emotions bubbled over a bit too much and action had to be taken against certain people.
Bournemouth fans are the goodie-goodies of the Premier league after only picking up FOUR banning orders last term. Although, the Cherries aren’t exactly known for their hostile support so this isn’t exactly surprising.
Stoke only received 12, which I must say I find a little surprising since they sure like to talk the talk.
Manchester City received the least out of the ‘top teams’: 18.
Tottenham fans received 28 banning orders, so not a great deal more than us – but still more than us.
Chelsea got 42, Liverpool 44 and Manchester United 49. However, I’d argue that since the top teams have more supporters and their stadiums hold a higher volume of people [Edit – not Chelsea], they’re bound to receive more banning orders. Purely because of the laws of probability.
West Ham received the second-most last season: 57. However, the team to get the most Newcastle by a distance with 111. That’s almost double that of the Hammers’.
What were the Magpies’ fans doing last season – wasn’t it a good one?