A 12 year title drought could have ended for Arsenal had the officials not made crucial errors.
An analysis undertaken by SunSport’s experts indicated that Arsenal would have finished on top of the Premier League, while Champions Leicester City would have finished second if the referees had got all their calls correct.
The panel analysed all 380 matches to determine key penalty-box calls that went in favor of both the home and away teams, the panel also had a look at the goals which should and should not have been counted.
The analysis also showed that neither of the Manchester clubs would have finished in the top four had the refereeing errors not had an impact on the games.
Southampton would have finished third and Spurs would have slipped down to the fourth spot, while Leicester would have finished with two points less then the should be champions.
Out of the total 380 matches, refereeing mistakes were made in 96 games, of which 53 of the mistakes helped the wrong team win.
Arsenal lost only two points due to referee mistakes, Aaron Ramsey’s goal against Liverpool should have counted giving the Gunners full three points instead of just one.
While Leicester City will be thanking the officials as the Foxes gained twelve points due to refereeing errors.
For Chelsea fans there wouldn’t have been much to cheer about as the Blues would have still finished outside of the Europe qualifying spots, finishing at eighth with just three points more.
The biggest sufferers have been Newcastle United as the analysis shows that the Magpies would have finished at fourteenth position if not for the officials, The toons would have avoided relegation.