Arsenal Officially Have the Shortest Team in the Premier League

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2014

(Daily Mail)

The folks at The Daily Mail have compiled a graphic that conveys the average height and weight of every Premier League team on the opening weekend of the 2014/15 season.

According to their calculations, Arsenal are the shortest team in the English top flight, with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez both clocking in well under 6', contributing to a lowly average height of 5'9".

Santi Cazorla, meanwhile, is the league's shortest player at just 5'6".

Across London, meanwhile, most of Chelsea's players will have no trouble reaching the top shelf at the supermarket, as their average height is a lofty 6'1". 

Thibaut Courtois (6'6"), Nemanja Matic (6'4"), Gary Cahill (6'3") and John Terry (6'1.5") all raise the mean height, making up for Cesc Fabregas (5'10") and the pint-sized Eden Hazard (5'8"). 

The Blues were also the second-heaviest team of the weekend at an average 12st 4lbs. Their west London neighbours QPR, meanwhile, carried the most weight, tipping the scales at 12st 7lbs.

Arsenal shared the honour of being the lightest team with new boys Burnley, both averaging out at just 11st.  

See a larger version of the graphic here