Arsenal, Manchester City's Fernandinho Lead Premier League Selfie Tables

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2016

SWANSEA, WALES - MAY 17: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City poses for a selfie as he arrives prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at The Liberty Stadium on May 17, 2015 in Swansea, Wales. (photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)
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It would appear Roy Keane's assessment of Arsenal's selfie-taking was accurate. His prediction that this would put them off winning the Premier League might yet turn out to be false, though. 

As evidence that some people have a little too much time on their hands, BettingExpert.com (h/t MailOnline) has researched the truth behind the Irishman's claim, studying the Instagram accounts of Premier League clubs and players to create a selfie league table.

League-leading Arsenal are top of the pile there too, having taken 494 selfies this season, some 58 more than nearest rivals Chelsea, whom they will meet on the pitch this Sunday.

The two are followed by Manchester rivals United (376) and City (367). The selfie league table is propped up by West Bromwich Albion, who have taken just 72 selfies this term, and Aston Villa (134) find themselves in the rare position of being outside the bottom three.

As for the individual table, Manchester City's Fernandinho (170) leads the league ahead of Arsenal's Joel Campbell (145) and—perhaps surprisingly—Swansea City defender Jordi Amat.

The likes of Oscar, Willian and the toast-burning Marcos Rojo also feature in the top 10, alongside some bolters in Marc Muniesa and Ivo Pinto.

Though, as we know, it's about quality rather than quantity.

 

BettingExpert's Premier League Selfie Table (Clubs)

  1. Arsenal (494)
  2. Chelsea (436)
  3. Manchester United (376)
  4. Manchester City (367)
  5. Liverpool (338)
  6. Bournemouth (337)
  7. Crystal Palace (304)
  8. Stoke City (290)
  9. West Ham United (287)
  10. Leicester City and Southampton (249)
  11. Swansea City (219)
  12. Tottenham Hotspur (216)
  13. Watford (210)
  14. Newcastle United (190)
  15. Everton (177)
  16. Aston Villa (134)
  17. Sunderland (96)
  18. Norwich City (81)
  19. West Bromwich Albion (72)

 

BettingExpert's Premier League Selfie Table (Players)

  1. Fernandinho—Manchester City (170)
  2. Joel Campbell—Arsenal (145)
  3. Jordi Amat—Swansea City (126)
  4. Oscar—Chelsea and Marc Muniesa - Stoke City (121)
  5. Manuel Lanzini—West Ham United (117)
  6. Marcos Rojo—Manchester United (115)
  7. Yannick Bolasie—Crystal Palace (113)
  8. Artur Boruc—Bournemouth (111)
  9. Christian FuchsLeicester City (101)
  10. Ivo Pinto—Norwich City (87)
  11. Juan Manuel Iturbe—Bournemouth (86)
  12. Bacary Sagna—Manchester City (85)
  13. Xherdan Shaqiri—Stoke City (84)
  14. Willian—Chelsea (78)
  15. Tokelo Rantie—Bournemouth and Joselu Mato—Stoke City (77)
  16. Jack Wilshere—Arsenal, Jose Fonte—Southampton and Mesut Ozil—Arsenal (73)

[BettingExpert, h/t MailOnline]