by Andy Kelly

This isn’t the sort of article that we would normally produce but there has been a fair amount of talk recently about Arsenal’s record with Mike Dean as referee. Some out of date stats have been bandied about so I thought I would put together the following table so that it can be used as an accurate reference point to sling some mud at the man from Wirral.

Here is a list of every Arsenal game where Mike Dean has been the referee. It looks to me like someone must have had a word in his ear in October 2004. If you’re reading this on a smartphone, you might want to turn it 90 degrees to see the whole table.

Date Opponents V Comp Score Sent off
1 16/09/2000 Coventry City H Premier League 2-1 W
2 09/12/2000 Newcastle United H Premier League 5-0 W
3 03/02/2001 Coventry City A Premier League 1-0 W
4 09/11/2002 Newcastle United H Premier League 1-0 W
5 19/01/2003 West Ham United H Premier League 3-1 W Lomas
6 27/08/2003 Aston Villa H Premier League 2-0 W
7 01/11/2003 Leeds United A Premier League 4-1 W
8 24/01/2004 Middlesbrough H FA Cup 4-1 W Boateng
9 09/05/2004 Fulham A Premier League 1-0 W
10 08/08/2004 Manchester United N Community Shield 3-1 W
11 02/10/2004 Charlton Athletic H Premier League 4-0 W
12 06/11/2004 Crystal Palace A Premier League 1-1 D
13 24/09/2005 West Ham United A Premier League 0-0 D
14 28/01/2006 Bolton Wanderers A FA Cup 0-1 L
15 15/04/2006 West Bromwich Albion H Premier League 3-1 W
16 25/11/2006 Bolton Wanderers A Premier League 1-3 L
17 26/12/2006 Watford A Premier League 2-1 W
18 28/01/2007 Bolton Wanderers H FA Cup 1-1 D
19 21/04/2007 Tottenham Hotspur A Premier League 2-2 D
20 31/10/2007 Sheffield United A League Cup 3-0 W
21 05/12/2007 Newcastle United A Premier League 1-1 D
22 09/01/2008 Tottenham Hotspur H League Cup 1-1 D
23 23/02/2008 Birmingham City A Premier League 2-2 D Taylor
24 13/09/2008 Blackburn Rovers A Premier League 4-0 W
25 30/11/2008 Chelsea A Premier League 2-1 W
26 08/02/2009 Tottenham Hotspur A Premier League 0-0 D Eboue
27 16/05/2009 Manchester United A Premier League 0-0 D
28 29/08/2009 Manchester United A Premier League 1-2 L
29 16/12/2009 Burnley A Premier League 1-1 D
30 07/02/2010 Chelsea A Premier League 0-2 L
31 24/04/2010 Manchester City H Premier League 0-0 D
32 03/10/2010 Chelsea A Premier League 0-2 L
33 07/11/2010 Newcastle United H Premier League 0-1 L Koscielny
34 19/01/2011 Leeds United A FA Cup 3-1 W
35 27/02/2011 Birmingham City N League Cup 1-2 L
36 02/10/2011 Tottenham Hotspur A Premier League 1-2 L
37 26/11/2011 Fulham H Premier League 1-1 D
38 22/01/2012 Manchester United H Premier League 1-2 L
39 26/02/2012 Tottenham Hotspur H Premier League 5-2 W Parker
40 31/03/2012 Queens Park Rangers A Premier League 1-2 L
41 21/04/2012 Chelsea H Premier League 0-0 D
42 23/09/2012 Manchester City A Premier League 1-1 D
43 03/11/2012 Manchester United A Premier League 1-2 L Wilshere
44 11/12/2012 Bradford City A League Cup 1-1 D*
45 13/01/2013 Manchester City H Premier League 0-2 L Koscielny,
Kompany
46 16/02/2013 Blackburn Rovers H FA Cup 0-1 L
47 14/05/2013 Wigan Athletic H Premier League 4-1 W
48 22/09/2013 Stoke City H Premier League 3-1 W
49 23/12/2013 Chelsea H Premier League 0-0 D
50 16/03/2014 Tottenham Hotspur A Premier League 1-0 W
51 29/03/2014 Manchester City H Premier League 1-1 D
52 22/11/2014 Manchester United H Premier League 1-2 L

* Lost on penalties

Table updated on 17 January 2015

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This has been added since the original article was published.

Mike Dean has been announced as the referee for the forthcoming North London Derby. It will be his 50th game in charge of Arsenal. Will he want to mark this special occasion in his own inimitable way?

The last time he refereed an Arsenal v Tottenham game he did a girly skip as he celebrated Louis Saha’s goal as shown in the video below. Keep an eye on him in the right-hand side of the picture.

Here is a breakdown of Arsenal’s record with Mike Dean as referee.

Played Won Drawn Lost
To 2 Oct 2004 11 11 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
From 6 Nov 2004 41 10 (24%) 17 (42%) 14 (34%)
Total 52 21 (40%) 17 (33%) 14 (27%)

And here is Arsenal’s record since 16 September 2000 without Mike Dean:

Played Won Drawn Lost
621 377 (61%) 136 (22%) 108 (17%)

If Mike Dean was in charge of every Arsenal game, we would be flirting with relegation.

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4 thoughts on “Mike Dean and The Arsenal

  1. Just to clarify, this is every Arsenal game that Mike Dean has refereed, not just those from a certain date.

  2. Can you put up the results as well?

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