An analysis undertaken by a panel of experts at SunSports, has revealed that Arsenal would have won the Premier League title if the referees got all their calls correct during the term.
Arsenal had to settle for a second-placed finish this season, losing out to champions Leicester City by 10 points.
However, an analysis, undertaken by a panel of experts at SunSports, has revealed that the Gunners would have won the Premier League title if the referees got all their calls correct during the term.
The team analysed all 380 matches to determine key penalty-box calls that went both for and against teams, as well as goals which should and should not have counted.
Southampton would have actually finished in third, and Spurs would have ended their campaign one spot lower in fourth place.
Newcastle appear to have taken the biggest hit, as the study also showed that they should have finished in 14th place, with Sunderland heading for the Championship instead.
Leicester are understood to have been a huge beneficiary, getting more than the deserved amount of big calls. They gained 12 points from mistakes, although they were robbed of a win against Southampton at one point.
Arsenal, meanwhile, only lost two points through incorrect decisions. Aaron Ramsey’s goal against Liverpool, which was struck off, should have stood. The Gunners would have won that match 1-0.
Chelsea, sadly, would have still ended up outside of the top six. Mistakes only cost them three points over the season, and they would only be able to manage an eighth-place finish if the decisions were correct.