Another season has come to an end, and the majority of Arsenal fans are pretty happy about that fact, given the way this one unfolded.


Despite reaching a League Cup final and a Europa League semi-final, the 2017/18 season is generally regarded as a big disappointment by supporters.

Finishing sixth and missing out on Champions League football (again) probably had a large part in that outlook, and the depressing way the team lay down for Manchester City and Atletico Madrid didn’t help much either.

It wasn’t all bad though. As well as those who dragged Arsenal down to the depths they reached this campaign, let’s take a look at the individuals who shone despite where the team ended up.

First we’ll review the goalkeepers, then the defence, midfield and forwards. After that we’ll assess the new signings, before finally looking at the academy players making the step up to the first team this year.

We’ll leave out players who left the club either permanently or on loan this season, and just focus on those who ended the year here.

Scale: 0-3 is Hopeless, 4-5 is Poor, 6 is Decent, 7-8 is Very Good, 9 is Excellent and 10 is Perfect.

First up: Goalkeepers