Quite amazing statics about referee Mike Dean and Arsenal’s record when he is in charge of one of their matches.
Stats from Opta show that in the 15 Premier League games Arsenal have played when Dean is officiating, they have triumphed just once, making it a winning average of just seven per cent.
It represents a massive contrast with the Premier League’s current top four. Both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham have recorded significantly better results under Dean’s watch.
The title winners from the past three years recorded winning averages between 63 and 67 per cent, while even Spurs can claim a 50 per cent success record when the Wirral-born referee has been in charge across a similar amount of games.
>Arsenal’s only victory under Dean’s officiating in the last four seasons came earlier last year, a 5-2 win over Tottenham at the Emirates.
But he has been present for some of Arsenal’s most painful recent defeats too including the 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane in the reverse fixture.
More recently he oversaw Arsenal’s League Cup exit at Bradford and was also in charge of the competition’s final in 2011 when Birmingham caused an upset to defeat the Gunners at Wembley.