Just in case Arsenal fans were in any doubt over whether their football team had been replaced by a gang of disgruntled clowns, this latest stat proves it.
In the top five European Leagues, Arsenal have committed the most individual errors leading to a goal: 11.
Real Betis, who are 11th in La Liga, have made 10 errors, and Sevilla (sixth in La Liga), Southampton and Benevento, who are bottom of Serie A, have all made nine.
9 – Errors leading to goal in the Top 5 European Leagues this season:
Real Betis (10)
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 26, 2018
That’s right, Arsenal have made more errors leading to goals than a team fighting to stay in the Italian top tier and have only managed three wins this term.
These stats are just in the Premier League, so goodness knows how many errors we’ve committed over all competitions.
Petr Cech has made the most mistakes leading to a goal this season – four – but that’s understandable considering he’s a goalkeeper and Arsenal’s defence has been non-existent. The 34-year-old is definitely past his best but not entirely to blame.
The only other player who’s made four errors is Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and the Cherries are in 11th place. And, if you keep up to date with Premier League betting odds, you’ll know that Eddie Howe’s side were hardly going to be challenging for the title this season.
What’s more concerning is that Granit Xhaka has made the second-most mistakes: three. The Swiss international is a defensive midfielder – for him to be making mistakes that directly lead to goals is worrying, to say the least.