REVEALED: Most Injury Prone Team in Premier League and it's Exactly Who You Suspect

Michael King

​It's nothing new to football fans to hear their Arsenal mates lamenting about how injury problems hold the team back from fulfilling their potential and that there must be something wrong with the medical staff...

...That's when they're not moaning about manager Arsene Wenger.

Well according to the ​Daily Mirror and a study carried out by Sky Sports, it turns out those claims of Arsenal suffering the most injuries is actually true.


Sky Sports carried out a study using the eleven ever present teams in the Premier League since 2011/12 and added up all the days players spent injured.

Arsenal lead the way with a collective 10,285 days players have spent on the sidelines which is over 700 days (or nearly two years) more than the next highest Manchester United at 9,600.

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

Fans of the Gunners have always claimed they were missing key players for large parts of the previous seasons that cost them league glory, so this study does nothing but confirm those frustrations.

Added to this frustration is the fact that Chelsea, who very often use the least amount of players in a season, have lost players for the least amount of time according to this study at only 4,559 days. 

Stoke City v Chelsea - Premier League

It will probably come as no surprise that in terms of individual players and their lay off times, Arsenal top that list too.

Jack Wilshere leads the way with 884 days closely followed by former Gunners team-mate About Diaby with 858 days on the sidelines.

Arsenal v Manchester United - Premier League

Other names that feature on this list are unsurprisingly Andy Carroll, Vincent Kompany and Daniel Sturridge.

Every team points to 'what could have been' but none more so right now than Arsenal.

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