Arsenal are eight points clear at top of Premier League table that is the mark of champions

Editor F365
Kai Havertz of Arsenal celebrates
Arsenal are in great form right now

Arsenal top a certain Premier League table that has been led by the Premier League champions in every season since Manchester City won their first title against the odds in 2011/12.

Arsenal have picked up the most points from games in which they have scored first, proving they have the resilience and control to win games if they score the first goal.

Last season the Gunners did not lose a single game after scoring first but they were pipped at the post by Manchester City, who astonishingly scored the opening goal in 32 of their 38 Premier League games.

But this season City have lost that machine-like efficiency, allowing Arsenal to top a Premier League table that is usually an excellent indicator of champions.

Here’s the full range of tables available on F365, including – you guessed it – the table when conceding first, as well as the ‘calendar year table’ stretching all the way back until football began in 1992, the all-important ranking of teams based on ‘corners won’ and about 20 or so more.