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18th Feb 2016

Arsenal dominate the most tweeted-about football events this season

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Kevin Beirne

It might not surprise you to hear that Arsenal fans are the most active social media users in the Premier League.

The Gunners have been accused of being all talk and no action for years now, and these latest findings won’t exactly help.

With more than two-thirds of the season now over, Twitter have released data on the most talked-about incidents of the Premier League so far. Out of the top ten, an impressive five of them are about Arsenal – including the top four spots.

The most talked about moment this year was Danny Welbeck’s late winner against Leicester on Sunday, which clocked up an incredible 51,000 tweets per minute, taking the crown from Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean’s goal against Manchester United in October was good for 47,000 tweets per minute.

Arsenal v Manchester United - Premier League

Sanchez’s goal wasn’t the only from that day to make the top five, as there were 41,000 tweets per minute when Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a 2-0 lead in that same match.

The Arsenal pairs’ goals were among four to be scored against Louis van Gaal’s men to appear on the list, with Christian Benteke’s acrobatic consolation during Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in September coming in at fifth while Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking strike against the Red Devils in November only managed 32,700 tweets per minute – good for eighth place.

Olivier Giroud’s finish against Manchester City was only good enough for seventh spot, but it wasn’t all joy for Arsenal in the top five, as Gabriel Paulista’s sending off after clashing with Chelsea’s Diego Costa generated 38,000 tweets per minute, placing it fourth on the list.

Chelsea v Arsenal - Premier League

Fernandinho’s goal to resign Chelsea to a 3-0 defeat back in August came sixth on the list, while Robert Huth’s second goal against City only made it to ninth.

United did at least have one scorer on the list, as Anthony Martial’s debut goal against Liverpool snook its way onto the list at tenth.

The top ten is as follows:

  1. Danny Welbeck goal vs Leicester City – 51,000 tpm
  2. Alexis Sanchez goal vs Manchester United – 47,000 tpm
  3. Mesut Ozil goal vs Manchester United – 41,000 tpm
  4. Gabriel Paulista red card vs Chelsea – 38,000 tpm
  5. Christian Benteke goal vs Manchester United – 35,000 tpm
  6. Fernandinho goal vs Chelsea – 34,000 tpm
  7. Olivier Giroud goal vs Manchester United – 33,000 tpm
  8. Jamie Vardy goal vs Manchester United – 32,700 tpm
  9. Robert Huth goal vs Manchester City – 31,000 tpm
  10. Anthony Martial goal vs Liverpool – 30,700 tpm