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Arsenal are London's most popular team, sort of

Hey, people like watching us play!

Arsenal fans dominated this region as well, last summer
Arsenal fans dominated this region as well, last summer
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Sky Sports has done a survey, and Arsenal fans featured prominently. No, it wasn't another online poll that we gamed to make sure we piss off everyone else in the world (though those are always great). They wanted to know who's watching which Premier League teams on television, and evidently loads of people like Arsenal.

The cliché about Manchester United fans living in London doesn't appear to hold true, however, as Arsenal - the club with the second-most number of regions to their name (33) - topped the findings in the capital.

The Gunners dominated the following regions: north London, north-west London, east London, south-east London, south-west London and west London. Results for east-central London and west-central London were unknown.

Arsène Wenger's men almost conquered the south east entirely, gaining additional southern support in Salisbury and the Devon districts of Exeter and Plymouth.

Arsenal carried 33 regions in total: Brighton, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Coventry, Croydon, Dartford, east London, Enfield, Exeter, Guildford, Harrow, Hemel Hempstead, Ipswich, Luton, Milton Keynes, north-west London, north London, Norwich, Plymouth, Rochester, Romford, Salisbury, Slough, south-east London, south-west London, Southall, Southend-on-Sea, St Albans, Stevenage, Sutton, Tonbridge, Watford, and west London.

This doesn't really mean much, but it's nice to know that people still like to watch us even after the days of "Barcelona-lite" Arsenal. And I'm taking it to mean we're more fun than Chelsea, too. Because I can.