For these of you sufficiently old, Arsenal’s Invincibles facet can be remembered as a workforce that might do some little bit of all the pieces.
They have been supremely proficient, however when required, they may even have a battle with opponents to get the all-important win.
However as Arsene Wenger’s formidable facet was damaged up little by little, it’s truthful to say Arsenal misplaced that battle required to be a prime workforce.
Mikel Arteta is clearly on a mission to alter the tradition of the membership and earlier than their first Premier League conflict of the season, it regarded like he’d restored the Gunners’ nasty edge.
Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah got here to blows earlier than they performed Fulham at Craven Cottage, a match Arsenal subsequently received 3-0.
Nonetheless, their newest outing suggests Arsenal’s new discovered ferocity has gone too far, with Nicolas Pepe being despatched off for a conflict with Leeds man Ezgjan Alioski.
Pepe was seen headbutting his opponent, leaving referee Anthony Taylor no alternative however to indicate the Ivorian a pink card.
The Gunners thus needed to play a lot of the second half with ten males as they held on to assert a goalless draw at Elland Highway.
Arteta condemned Pepe after the match, branding his participant’s actions as ‘unacceptable’.
Self-discipline seems to be an issue at Arsenal and analysis by Betting Skilled reveals that no membership has acquired extra Premier League pink playing cards since Arteta took cost in December 2019 than Arsenal.
Arsenal have acquired FIVE pink playing cards since they appointed Arteta, with six sides subsequent in step with three dismissals.
Beneath you may see the Premier League desk by way of pink playing cards since Arteta was appointed Arsenal boss.
The PL pink card desk since Arteta took cost of Arsenal
*Desk consists of final season’s relegated groups
- Arsenal (5)
- Everton, Brighton, Leicester, Manchester City, Norwich, Watford (3)
- Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Southampton, Crystal Palace (2)
- Tottenham, Fulham, Chelsea, West Brom, Newcastle, Manchester United (1)
- Liverpool, Aston Villa, Wolves, West Ham, Leeds, Burnley (0)