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Arsenal tops 2023 Premier League fair play table with 29 points, Tottenham at bottom with 60 points

  • Arsenal tops the Premier League Fair Play table with 29 points, despite Mikel Arteta’s four touchline yellow cards.
  • Luton ranks second with 32 points, having no player sent off, while Tottenham is at the bottom with 60 points due to four red cards and 44 bookings.
  • Sheffield United, facing relegation, has the highest yellow card count (50) and sits 17th in the Fair Play standings with 56 points.

Mikel Arteta has frequently made appearances in the referee’s notebook this season, yet his Arsenal team currently leads the Premier League’s Fair Play table, while North London counterparts Tottenham find themselves at the bottom.

Yellow cards contribute a single point in the Fair Play standings, and a red card from two bookable offenses adds three points. A direct red card results in a team receiving five points.

Arsenal has accumulated a total of 29 points this season, with only 21 yellow cards in 17 Premier League matches—a nine-card difference from their closest competitor.

Two Gunners players, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Fabio Vieira, were sent off, contributing to Arsenal’s disciplinary points.

Surprisingly, Arteta’s four touchline yellow cards, not considered in the Fair Play table, match Kai Havertz’s on-field tally, making the German the most booked player.

Despite facing relegation, Luton ranks second in the Fair Play Table, boasting 32 points solely from yellow cards.

Everton, Bournemouth, and Crystal Palace complete the top five with 33, 35, and 37 points, respectively.

In contrast, Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham occupy the bottom spot in the Fair Play Table, accumulating 60 points from disciplinary actions, including four red cards and 44 bookings.

Yves Bissouma, responsible for 13 points, received a straight red against Nottingham Forest and two bookings against Luton, along with five other yellow cards.

Defenders Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie contribute nine and eight points, respectively, having been sent off against Chelsea.

Udogie is suspended for Tottenham’s upcoming match against Everton after accumulating five bookings.

Chelsea and Brighton follow Tottenham with 58 points, while Sheffield United ranks 17th with 56 points, receiving a league-high 50 yellow cards and two red cards for two bookable offenses.

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