After securing an unlikely victory over Chelsea to win this season’s FA Cup trophy, it’s time to reflect on an eventful year for Arsenal’s first-team squad.

Who have been the club’s best performers this season?

In no particular order…

5Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal’s best defender this term, Koscielny has cleared benefited from regular experience in England’s top flight as his ball-winning ability has rarely wavered.

There is undoubtedly disappointment at the fact that he didn’t feature in this season’s FA Cup Final, having been sent off for a needless sliding challenge on Enner Valencia. There are still moments of hesitancy where the centre-back’s decision-making can be questioned but it’s clear to see how missed he is when unavailable through injury or suspension.

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