Mike Dean to ref Man Utd match on Sunday, why Arsenal fans should be worried

Mike Dean has been named as the referee for Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester United at the weekend and there are reasons for Arsenal’s fans to be worried.

The 52-year-old is one of flashiest refs in town and not the most popular official and Arsenal fans have every right to be worried when his stats as a ref are read out to them.

Sun Sports has made a compilation of some of his stats and it seems that Manchester United enjoys more advantages from him than the Gunners.

In his career, he has refereed 513 matches, shown 105 red cards and awarded 173 penalties.

More specific facts show that United has enjoyed 40 wins and 18 penalties in 74 matches that “Deany” has refereed with them involved.

The Arsenal numbers are 36 wins, and six penalties in 75 matches.

Dean has also refereed six Premier League games between Arsenal and United, the Red Devils have won four of them with the other two ending in draws.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been enjoying some good fortune when it comes to penalties being awarded in their favour and VAR decisions going their way.

Arsenal can only hope to get a fair performance from Dean next weekend.

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  1. In other words we’ll be up against 12 men!! Haha!

    Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, Man Utd have won 36 penalties in all competitions.
    Arsenal have won nine in the same period.

    1. Sue, there are probably two reasons for us being pants (your word) at winning pens, we don’t get into the box often enough or we don’t take our diving lessons seriously.

      1. Can’t fault either of your reasons, Andrew!! Maybe we need to bring Tom Daley in to our training sessions 😆

  2. Right now , l am more worried about Edu trying to undermine Arteta. While Thomas Partey is a good signing , Aouar was the player, the coach felt that he needed. Based on how he had transformed the defense, Arteta wanted to add some creativity to midfield. Arteta must now stamp his authority over Edu, in the next transfer window, because when things go wrong, he gets the blame. Arteta is now the manager and he has the backing of the owners, so, if the board and Edu don’t support his choices, he should call on Mr Kroenke to sack them. It was Edu, who, screwed up the Aouar deal because he wanted Coutinho instead. His, failure to get rid of the fringe players, after surprisingly so many interests,is a testament of Edu ‘s poor negotiation skills. Up to the last day of the transfer window, Edu could not raise a cent to help fund the acquisition of Houssem Aouar or Thomas Partey. Having seen the deal for Aouar failed, Arteta made a personal plea to Kroenke, who responded, and Arsenal got Thomas Partey,in the last hour. Edu and the board had nothing to do with it, as all hopes was gone until that Arteta plea. I hope that in the January transfer window ,we will see Arteta get better co-operation from Edu and the board,as,Arsenal definitely need to strengthen the midfield with Aouar and Szoboszlai.

      1. This is the trouble Kstix
        A rumour starts somewhere and before you know it, the rumour becomes the truth🙄

        1. They are trying all they can to absolve arteta of any the blame and the turgid football on display.Our football can be a cure for insomnia.

  3. My view is that while I do not have a high opinion of Dean as a ref, I do not and never have thought him biased against Arsenal. I much prefer deep analytical thought to fan bias, as so many fans show so regularly when the subject of ref sis raised and even more so with DEAN. Refs are easy targets for those who suffer from fan bias which the ovewhelming majority of fans everywhere do , sadly. Bias is the opposite of truth!

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