Only Manchester United have had more fans arrested for public disorder than Arsenal in the Premier League.
According to stats from GOV.UK, Arsenal fans have over 130 arrests for public disorder, one of the highest tallies in the league’s history. Manchester United and Manchester City flank the Gunners in first and third place in this particular table.
It won’t come as much of a surprise that recently, many of these arrests have taken place on North London derby day. There were six arrested in May 2017 after the final derby at White Hart Lane, and ten arrested after Arsenal beat Spurs 2-1 in 2015.
Whether this suggests Arsenal fans are a bunch of football hooligans is another matter. After all, when it comes to arrests for violent disorder the club are way down in 10th spot, despite the Gunners being one of few regulars in the division since its inception.
Instead, a large part of the arrest total will come from pitch invasions, which seem to be increasingly common lately.
A fan ran onto the pitch to bow down to Nicolas Pepe in the Bournemouth clash this month, before sliding on his stomach in front of the Clock End, but for the most part, the invasions are inconvenient and unamusing.
Pepe himself won’t have fond memories of the time he was kicked by a supporter during a game with Lille.
Regardless of the factors behind the total, this is one table Arsenal would do well to slide down over the next few years.