With 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to look back on Arsenal’s three best performers of the year. There haven’t been many obvious candidates.

Finding three players was tough going, and not because there were so many to choose from. It was very much the opposite, with the Gunners struggling last season.

FA Cup win aside, Arsenal’s form in the Premier League was well below expectations, and a number of players will feel they have should have done better.

However, there were enough stand-out performers who deserve credit for the way they’ve played during those difficult periods.

2. Defender – Nacho Monreal