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Gunners Win the Broadcast League (sort of)

The less mentioned about the loss to Atletico Madrid the better, so let us swiftly move onto one title the Gunners can lay claim to this season.

So far this season, Premier League matches involving Arsenal have been shown a whopping twenty-eight times.

Unfortunately, that is the same as Manchester United, but it puts both ahead of the likes of Manchester City who have only been shown 25-times and Liverpool who have been on 27-times.

However, more importantly, it is three more than North London rivals Tottenham who join City and Chelsea with just 25 screenings of their Premier League games this season and once again proves that no matter how hard the Lilywhites try, there will always be greater demand to witness the Gunners.

There is one surprise in the list however and that is high flying Burnley.

The Clarets may be vying with us for sixth spot in the league, but it appears broadcaster bosses care little for Sean Dyche’s surprise battlers and the minnows from Lancashire sit bottom of the pile with just seven of their top-flight games to date making the grade for TV.

Dyche would have every right to feel slightly aggrieved but perhaps going under the radar has been one of the reasons his side have managed to maintain such a strong level of consistency this season.

However, rather ironically, Arsenal host Burnley on Sunday afternoon in a game that could prove pivotal in the fight for sixth place but despite the importance of the match, once again, Burnley miss out on TV once again.

Here’s the list in full

1st Arsenal/Manchester United – 28

2nd Liverpool – 27

4= Tottenham/Chelsea/Man C – 25

7th Everton – 19

9= West Ham/Newcastle – 17

10th Southampton – 15

14= Stoke/Brighton/Crystal Palace/Leicester – 12

15th Bournemouth – 11

17= Watford/Swansea – 10

19= West Brom/Huddersfield – 9

20th Burnley – 7


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