Twitter confirms Arsenal has football’s most terrifying internet fanbase

Sharon Wong

Arsenal fans cheer during the English FA Cup final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembly Stadium in London on May 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Contemporary life is a much more intimidating, treacherous place than it used to be and a large part of that is thanks to the internet. It’s so much harder to protect yourself from the abuse of strangers and if a certain vocal group has it in for you, it’s pretty much game over for you. One such group is Arsenal’s immense online fanbase. They’re winning every online poll, trending hashtags and chasing Mike Dean away from their games through online petitions. And just in case this wasn’t enough to convince you that they’re dominating the cyber stage right now, here are some cold hard Twitter figures to mull over.

Tweets per minute


Danny Welbeck’s win against Leicester city became the most tweeted about moment in the 2015/16 Premier League. It averaged at 51,000 tweets per minute.

Most tweeted moments, Premier League 2015/16


Of the top 10 most tweeted moments of this campaign, 5 were Arsenal-related, including all of the top 4. Among them were Martial’s goal against Liverpool and Vardy’s strike against Man United. Sounds like a contagious disease, no?

Most tweeted matches, Premier League 2015/16

  1. Arsenal 3-0 Man United – 1.73 million tweets (August 16, 2015)
  2. Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal – 1.51 million tweets (19 Sept, 2015)
  3. Arsenal 2-1 Leicester – 1.4 million tweets (14 Feb, 2016)
  4. Man United 3-1 Liverpool – 1.39 million tweets (12 Sept, 2016)
  5. Man City 3-0 Chelsea – 1.27 million tweets (16 Aug, 2016)

And yes, Arsenal also retained a firm hold on the Premier League’s most tweeted matches. Three of the top five involved Arsenal, with its matches against Man United, Chelsea and Leicester occupying the first three places.

Are you intimidated yet? If you have any sense of self-preservation, you should be.