Following game week 17, Arsenal sits at the top of the league table in the Premier League. One of the main reasons behind the Gunners’ early-season success has been their defensive discipline and solidarity. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Arsenal has been the most defensively disciplined side in the Premier League this season, with just 21 yellow cards.
Liverpool and Crystal Palace are second best, with 29 cards each
As we approach the mid-point of the ongoing Premier League season, the battle for the top spot is fiercer than ever. After the first seven games, Arsenal sits at the top of the table with a slender lead over Liverpool. Meanwhile, Aston Villa and Manchester City are also close on the heels of the top two.
Arsenal’s early success has been mainly down to their solid defence, with only 15 goals conceded so far – joint lowest in the league. The Gunners have also accumulated the least amount of yellow cards in the league -21. The difference between Arsenal and the rest of the league is considerable, as the next best teams are Crystal Palace and Liverpool, each with 29 yellow cards. Current champions Manchester City are not far behind with 30 yellow cards.
Meanwhile, the likes of Tottenham (44), Aston Villa (45), Brighton (46), Chelsea (47), and Sheffield United (50) have had the worst disciplinary records so far this season.
Arsenal among five clubs not to receive five-yellow suspension so far
Arsenal’s discipline with yellow cards has allowed them to be among five clubs yet to receive a player suspension due to the accumulation of five yellow cards. The other four clubs are Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion, Nottingham Forest, and Bournemouth.
Arsenal’s main opponents for the title, such as Manchester City, Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Tottenham, all have had players missing due to yellow card suspensions. City have Rodri and Jack Grealish, who have already missed out on important fixtures, while for Liverpool, Alexis Mac Allister has missed a game. Wolves are currently at the top of the table with four different suspensions so far.
The window for suspensions for five yellow cards resets after the 19th game week. Following that, players will get suspensions for ten yellow cards.