Some Arsenal fans impressed after statistic emerges over penalties conceded this season
Some Arsenal fans were feeling impressed after a statistic emerged about the number of penalties the Gunners have conceded this season.
Mikel Arteta’s side gave away just three spot-kicks this season, tied least with Sean Dyche’s Burnley side.
One of those penalties was at home to Chelsea during the Boxing Day victory over the Blues. It was saved by Bernd Leno from midfielder Jorginho, who did his trademark hop, skip and jump technique.
Meanwhile, the other two proved to be incredibly controversial. Another penalty was the contentious foul and subsequent red card for David Luiz during the 2-1 loss to Wolves. It was a hotly contested decision with some labelled it ‘insanely harsh’.
The final one was the spot-kick given away at home to Fulham which again was a controversial decision.
Penalties conceded tip of the iceberg for Arsenal
The penalties conceded have been the tip of the iceberg for Arsenal in terms of VAR controvery this season.
Arteta’s men haven’t been the best recipients of decisions from the system with a report from ESPN claiming the north London outfit have the joint-lowest net score for VAR overturns.
If the system wasn’t in use, the Gunners would’ve finished in fourth place in the division and inside the Champions League places, a bitter blow for Arteta’s side.
Here are how fans reacted to the stat…
Yes, another improvement to note.— Nurul Amin (@acmnamin) May 26, 2021
Saved one and the other two of them were never penalties in a million years 😂😂— Elliot Lane (@ElliotLane11) May 26, 2021
That's a big W right there— das_sed_men (@SaadmanAlam13) May 26, 2021
The defense is almost sorted.— Precious (@twit_winter) May 26, 2021
Time to invest in midfielders.
1 in my book, Wolves and Fulham are never penalties.— Joseph (@joseph_afc) May 26, 2021
On a side not the way Artetas transformed our defence is crazy https://t.co/Nh5CM5WCkH
At last something positive https://t.co/MRnTeWY6CB— Lucky🇳🇬 (@Luckysinachi) May 26, 2021
Some of these positive stats are hard to fathom, considering Arsenal are notoriously a shambles, defensively! https://t.co/1rKG5Y6w11— Marley (@MarleyTheGreat_) May 26, 2021