Arsenal Are Officially The Premier League's Biggest Divers
Arsenal have been under the spotlight this season for many different reasons, including their questionable disciplinary record.
Unai Emery's side have struggled in recent weeks, and Sunday afternoon's disappointing draw against Brighton meant that they have officially missed out on Champions League football for next season.
But it wasn't their lacklustre performance that many people were talking about yesterday.
Sokratis' 'embarrassing' 14th minute yellow card for diving was criticised by many,
Sokratis is still a better dive than Fabinho.- Juniuer (@juniuer) May 5, 2019
In fact, it soon came to light that Arsenal are the biggest offenders for divers in the league with six bookings for simulation this season.
Tottenham are another culprit of diving with four bookings, but Emery's side come out on top as they prepare for Europa League football later this year.
Sokratis now has the record for most yellow cards in a Premier League season for Arsenal pic.twitter.com/Z8J1cgFnGo- Chris Moore (@chrismoore32) May 5, 2019
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal was also criticised for his 'theatrical' diving in Sunday's game against Brighton when he was 'brought down' by Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
The referee gave a penalty and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang slotted away.
But fans were quick to slam the Spanish defender after the incident.
Should Monreal be retrospectively banned?- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 5, 2019
"If we are talking about Monreal getting a two-match ban for that, it would be incredibly harsh."
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