Arsenal’s top four rivals are being affected far more by the international break than the Gunners in terms of travelling miles (via Bettingexpert.com).
The international break means different things to different people. For some, it’s a chance to watch their beloved national teams but for others, it’s an unwelcome break from domestic football.
For the players themselves, the experience varies. Some play in the same country as their national team and things will stay pretty similar but others jet across the world.
It has often been a source of frustration for Premier League players as some stars can return less than a few days before their first league match.
Research by Bettingexpert has shown Manchester City are the side hardest hit by this international break.
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Their players – including South American stars like Gabriel Jesus and Nicolas Otamendi – will travel over 106,000 in this two-week window.
Comparatively, Arsenal’s stars will be clocking in just over 60,000 miles with the majority of those miles taken up by the Gunners’ South American and African stars.
Arsenal will be hoping that this international break doesn’t affect their domestic form too much. The Gunners were on a fine run before the interlude and this research shows that they should be faring at least as well as their rivals.