This Premier League stat will haunt Arsenal fans forever

The Premier League season was officially over when Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Tuesday, with Wayne Rooney scoring his 100th goal at Old Trafford.

Leicester City were crowned league champions after a magical season, with Arsenal coming in second, Tottenham third, Manchester City fourth and Manchester United fifth, as Liverpool and Chelsea struggled all season.

However, what if shots that hit the woodwork counted as goals? In that case, three clubs would have registered a total of 70 points: Arsenal, Man City and West Ham. The Gunners would have won the Premier League title based on a superior goal difference, with The Citizens coming in second and The Hammers third. The Foxes would drop to fourth, while The Reds would finish fifth, according to league’s website.

Arsenal hit the woodwork on 21 occasions, more than any other team this season. Among players, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham’s Harry Kane led the way with seven tries that hit the post or the bar.

The 2015/2016 Premier League table if shots that hit the woodwork counted as goals:

1. Arsenal 70 (+36 goal difference)
2. Manchester City 70 (+33)
3. West Ham 70 (+23)
4. Leicester City 69
5. Liverpool 67
6. Southampton 66
7. Manchester United 64
8. Tottenham 62
9. Everton 60
10. Swansea City 51
11. Watford 48
12. Crystal Palace 47
13. Chelsea 46 (+4)
14. Stoke City 46 (-24)
15. Sunderland 45
16. West Bromwich 41
17. Bournemouth 40
18. Newcastle 38
19. Norwich City 37
20. Aston Villa 13

 

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