Premier League Injury League from Daily Cannon

Injury League began in the 2010/11 season as a practical assessment of Arsenal’s weekly injury rate compared to other teams in the Barclay’s Premier League.

With drastic changes to the training regimen, as well as a new regime, we at Daily Cannon felt fairly confident it was unnecessary to continue with the Injury League table from the start of the 2018/19 Season.

We were wrong. Very, very wrong.

For the 2020/21 season, it is back and we also have a weighted version as having seven players out against Fulham is not the same as having seven out against Liverpool.

It is far from a perfect system, as always it’s meant to act as a guide, not a definitive answer.

For the basic table, it’s simple. Details are taken at the same time every week from about how many players are out injured for each side. One player equals one point.

For the weighted table, it is adjusted as such:

  • Promoted/16 down – 1 point per injured player v this side
  • 6th-15th – 2 points per injured player v this side
  • 1st-5th – 3 points per injured player v this side

If you wish, you can view Arsenal’s current injuries and estimated return dates here. You can also view the Injury League Archives here.


Pablo Mari with Mikel Arteta (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

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George Lewis playing for Arsenal (Photo via Lewis on Instagram)

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