Wenger proud as Arsenal edge out Tottenham and top Fair Play league
Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal's discipline after the Gunners finished top of the Fair Play league in the 2012-13 campaign
Arsene Wenger has praised Arsenal’s discipline after the Gunners finished top of the Fair Play league this season – just ahead of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners will be awarded with £30,000 that can be used towards its forthcoming community or youth projects as a prize for topping the league, which was established by The FA to bring out positive behaviour in top-flight football
“As a club, Arsenal prides itself on values of fair competition and positive behaviour both on and off the pitch,” Wenger said.
“We are pleased to be recognised with this award and look forward to using the funding to further support our important work with young people in the local community.”
There are five categories taken into consideration when dealing with the Fair Play league.
They are: red and yellow cards, positive play (such as attacking intent, speeding up the game, no time-wasting), respect towards opponents, respect towards the referee and the behaviour of team officials.
Arsenal racked up 1,316 points in the league and had a total score of 329.0 and an average of 8.66.
Stoke City finished bottom of the table, with the Potters picking up only 1,169 points and managing a score of 292.3.