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Has Arsenal's obsession with selfies helped them in the league?

Arsenal may well be top of the Premier League only on goal-difference after their 0-0 draw with Stoke City, but it turns out the Gunners are actually miles ahead in another league and we reckon they will be delighted about it.

But what is it? Well, it's not most goals this season, nor is it least goals conceded...

It's actually all to do with selfies and that will come as little to surprise to any football fan because we all know how much Gunners players love a selfie.

According to a study by the folks at Bettingexpert.com, Arsenal as a team have taken the most selfies this season in the Premier League and they are miles ahead of anyone else!

The study claims the Gunners have wracked up a pretty astonishing 494 selfies on Instagram! They're currently 58 selfies ahead of second-placed Chelsea and 118 in front of third-placed Manchester United!

So who is the biggest culprit of all these photos? Well, you might be shocked to read that it isn't Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez, it's actually Joel Campbell. The Costa Rican has somehow managed to take 130 selfies on his official Instagram page... that's over a quarter of all of Arsenal's selfies!

 

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While we're sure Arsenal fans will be happy, we reckon ex-Manchester United captain and angry beard owner Roy Keane will be seething.

Earlier this season, Keane hit out at Arsenal's selfie-obsessed culture and told Sky Sports: "But they(Arsenal) also have one or two players who are more interested in selfies and six-packs, guys who are trying to get their pictures taken every day of the week.

"Listen, every year we hear the same thing about Arsenal being contenders. Instead of focusing on the Premier League, it's all about how their bodies look, how their hair is, more so than winning football matches."

Oh, snap! The thing is though Roy, the selfie-obsessed Gunners are currently seven points ahead of United and 19 clear of Chelsea in the Premier League. So we reckon all those snaps are plumping up their egos and helping them on the pitch.

What do you think about Arsenal's selfie culture?

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