LONDON – Among shirts of London clubs sold within the city, Arsenal lead the way with 47.35 per cent of tops sold from clubs based in the capital those of the Gunners.
They are followed by Chelsea, with 35.2 per cent and Spurs with 17.45 per cent.
The report, based on sales since the season began, threw up some surprising findings.
Behind London and Glasgow, most City shirts are bought in Fijnaart, a village of 5,500 in the Netherlands. Places such as Dublin, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Stockport place higher than Manchester.
As for United, Dublin beats Manchester into second place.
Strangely, Sports Direct sell the most Aston Villa jerseys in Dublin, perhaps a reminder of ex-Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath’s stint at Villa Park.
Most Liverpool shirts are sold in London with Dublin and – bizarrely – Bristol shifting more than Liverpool itself.
And a strange-but-true 4.87 per cent of Liverpool tops are shifted in Manchester.
Elsewhere, behind London most Arsenal jerseys are sold in Sheffield while Lagos is the second-most popular market for Chelsea shirts.
Figures released by the retailer show that, between the two in Manchester, 94.57 per cent of shirts sold are in the red of United compared to just 5.43 per cent in the blue of City.
Nationwide, however, most of both club’s shirts are sold in London stores.
A total of 44.71 per cent of United tops are purchased in the capital compared to 27.95 per cent of City jerseys.
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