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Arsenal Are Officially The Premier League's Biggest Divers

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.

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Sokratis' 'embarrassing' 14th minute yellow card for diving was criticised by many,

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.

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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.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Yellow, Premier League, GAME, Arsenal, Brighton

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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