Anniversaries in football are not always associated with something positive. An example of this is Arsenal, which on January 1 became the first team in the history of the Premier League with 100 red cards.
The round sum was formed by the Brazilian Gabriel Magallaes, who was sent off against Manchester City on the first day of the new year.
It was with Mikel Arteta that the rude behavior of the "gunners" escalated. Under the leadership of the Spaniard, his players earn an average of 5.5 red cards per season. Under Unai Emery and legend Arsene Wenger, an average of three campaign players were prosecuted.
It is curious that a kind of captain's curse hangs over the club, as in the Top 5 of the most often decorated players in red are mostly the team leaders.
Patrick Vieira leads convincingly with 8 cards, followed by Martin Kion with 6. Top 3 complements Laurent Koscielny with 5. In the fourth position we find an active player of the Londoners - Granit Jaka. Together with Tony Adams they were expelled 4 times.
Otherwise, since taking over Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has seen 7 different of his players sent to the locker rooms. These are David Luis (3 points), Granit Jaka (2) Gabriel (2), Eddie Nketia (1), Nicolas Pepe (1), Bernd Leno (1), Pierre-Emerick Obameyang (1).