Arsenal’s top four hopes took a hit on Sunday as they found themselves losing 3-2 to Crystal Palace at The Emirates. It was a poor defensive showing from Arsenal, yet again, as individual mistakes continue to cost them at the back. Unai Emery has a big summer ahead of him and the defence will surely need to be looked at, but just how bad is it We take a look at how many errors leading to goals have been conceded by each Premier League team this season, from least to most.
Joint 20th: Wolves
With only two errors leading to goals this season, Wolves are the best team on this list. They have conceded 42 league goals, compared to Arsenal’s 43.
20th = Man City
Joint with Wolves, Man City have only made two errors leading to goals. The reigning champions have conceded 21 fewer goals than Arsenal this season.
Joint 17th: Chelsea
With only three errors leading to goals, Chelsea come in here. The Blues are one place behind Arsenal in the league table, but have conceded seven fewer goals.
17th = Burnley
Level with Chelsea, Burnley, who are 15th, have only made three errors leading to goals against them in the Premier League.
Joint 14th: West Ham
With only four errors leading to goals this season, West Ham come in next. The Hammers have conceded 11 more goals than Arsenal, but have made fewer individual errors.
14th = Liverpool
Rather surprisingly, Liverpool only come in at 15th, despite having conceded the fewest goals (20) in the entire division. 23 fewer goals than the Gunners.
14th = Leicester
Also conceding four goals due to individual errors are Leicester. The Foxes are ninth in the Premier League and have conceded five more goals than the Gunners.
Joint 9th: Watford
Watford come in next with five errors leading to goals in the Premier League. The Hornets have enjoyed a great season, but have conceded six more goals than Arsenal.
9th = Newcastle
With five errors leading to goals, in come Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle. 13th place Newcastle have only conceded one more goal in the Premier League than Arsenal.
9th = Manchester United
Level with Newcastle on five errors are Manchester United. The Red Devils are sixth and have conceded five more goals than Unai Emery’s side, four of those goals came in a humiliating loss to Everton on Sunday.
9th = Crystal Palace
Also joint with the last three teams are Palace with five errors. Roy Hodgson’s men beat Arsenal 3-2 on Sunday, showing their class at The Emirates.
9th = Brighton
The last team with only five errors leading to goals are Brighton. The relegation threatened side have conceded ten more goals than Arsenal in the league, sitting 17th.
Joint 7th: Tottenham
With six errors leading to goals, Tottenham come surprisingly high on this list. They have only conceded 35 goals this season, but have clearly been let down by individual errors.
7th = Everton
Joint with Spurs, Everton have made six errors leading to goals. They have only conceded one more goal than Arsenal and are seventh in the league.
With seven errors leading to goals, Southampton have made their fair share of mistakes this season. The Saints are 16th in the league and have conceded 14 more goals than Arsenal.
Joint 4th: Huddersfield
With eight errors leading to goals, Huddersfield are next on the list. The first team to be relegated this season, they’ve conceded 26 more goals than Arsenal.
4th = Cardiff
With 22 more goals conceded than Arsenal, Cardiff are next up with eight errors leading to goals. Neil Warnock’s side are currently 18th in the league.
Joint 1st: Fulham
Already-relegated Fulham are joint worst, with 11 errors leading to goals in the Premier League. They have conceded 76 goals in the league, 33 more than Arsenal have.
1st = Bournemouth
With 62 goals conceded and 11 errors leading to goals, Bournemouth are the second team to be joint worst in this regard. The Cherries have conceded 19 more goals than Arsenal.
1st = Arsenal
The most errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season, despite sitting fourth and on 43 goals conceded. They have made as many individual errors as a Fulham side who have conceded 33 more goals, and made nine more errors than newly-promoted Wolves.