Back in December we wrote a blog about Mike Dean’s incredible record when refereeing Arsenal games. Since then he’s refereed a couple more games but next Saturday’s game against Manchester United has got Arsenal fans already throwing in the towel.
We’ve taken this as an opportunity to update his stats which you can find on the original blog.
However, we thought we’d also do another piece on Arsenal’s least favourite referee as, for some reason, things have changed somewhat recently. Maybe it’s just coincidence but Arsenal’s form has taken an upward turn since the media picked up on his poor stats.
Below, we compare Dean’s last ten games for Arsenal and, because we feel they make an equally interesting analysis, his last ten games in charge of Manchester United.
Here are his last 10 Arsenal games:
* Lost on penalties
That current form is not to be sniffed at: three wins and two draws in our last five games – not bad, especially when you consider it took 22 games to amass the three previous wins. We’ve even managed to evade defeat to two top-four teams.
On top of this, Dean has booked just six Arsenal players in those last five games but booked 14 of Arsenal’s opponents.
Now, if we take a look at Manchester United’s last ten games with Dean in charge we can see that they have lost the Fergie effect on him:
Fear not Arsenal fans as it looks like Manchester United should now be more worried about the Mike Dean effect.
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