Arsenal played six matches in October, winning three, losing two (one on penalties), and drawing one, scoring 15 and conceding 10 in the process, but who was the overall best and worst players from the month in Arsenal’s October player ratings?

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) passes Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery as he leaves the pitch after being substituted off during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) passes Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Unai Emery as he leaves the pitch after being substituted off during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

It was an eventful month, to say the least.

We had the Granit Xhaka debacle, Mesut Ozil returning to the side and Unai Emery taking credit for improving him, while Nicolas Pepe hit form only to be benched as soon as the month was out and Unai Emery ran out of credit with the overwhelming majority of the Arsenal fanbase.

In addition, we played the following games:

After each match, we compile player ratings (linked above) and, this season, we are monitoring those so we can see who is performing the best month-by-month and over the season as a whole.

Arsenal player ratings October

Arsenal’s best player in October

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal walks towards the area to take a penalty during the penalty shoot out during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal walks towards the area to take a penalty during the penalty shoot out during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It was a close contest last month between Matteo Guendouzi, who picked up a total of 38.5 points from a possible 60 and Gabriel Martinelli, who played 309 of the available 540 minutes, and picked up 37.8 points.

Dani Ceballos was in third place with 36.5 with Nicolas Pepe, making a late surge, took fourth place with 35.5.

Arsenal’s worst player in October

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal reacts to having his team's third goal disallowed following a VAR check during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal reacts to having his team’s third goal disallowed following a VAR check during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Of the players who played regularly during October, Granit Xhaka and Sokratis tied for worst player with just 16 points each.

Other players scored fewer, such as Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette, but, as we know, they both had valid reasons for scoring so few points.

All October Arsenal player ratings

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal is challenged by Sepp Van Den Berg of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal is challenged by Sepp Van Den Berg of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Ordered by Average Per Game Total Average
 Mesut Ozil 8.00 8.00
 Reiss Nelson 8.00 8.00
 Gabriel Martinelli 37.50 7.50
 Nicolas Pepe 35.50 7.10
 Emile Smith-Rowe 7.00 7.00
 Kieran Tierney 27.00 6.75
 Shkodran Mustafi 20.00 6.67
 Hector Bellerin 19.50 6.50
 Matteo Guendouzi 38.50 6.42
 Lucas Torreira 25.50 6.38
 Bukayo Saka 25.00 6.25
 Dani Ceballos 36.50 6.08
 Bernd Leno 18.00 6.00
 Emi Martinez 18.00 6.00
 Rob Holding 18.00 6.00
 Joe Willock 30.00 6.00
 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 24.00 6.00
 Calum Chambers 17.50 5.83
 David Luiz 17.50 5.83
 Sead Kolasinac 17.00 5.67
 Ainsley Maitland-Niles 16.50 5.50
 Sokratis 16.00 5.33
 Granit Xhaka 16.00 5.33
 Alexandre Lacazette 15.50 5.17

Season’s ratings

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Ordered by Total  Total  Average
Dani Ceballos 98.00 6.10
Matteo Guendouzi 93.00 6.60
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 91.50 7.00
Nicolas Pepe 87.50 6.70
Joe Willock 86.50 6.70
Lucas Torreira 78.00 6.00
Bernd Leno 73.00 6.60
Bukayo Saka 63.50 7.10
David Luiz 60.50 5.50
Calum Chambers 60.00 6.70
Sokratis 60.00 5.50
Gabriel Martinelli 59.00 7.40
Granit Xhaka 50.00 5.00
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 48.50 5.40
Sead Kolasinac 47.00 5.20
Kieran Tierney 43.00 7.20
Alexandre Lacazette 43.00 6.10
Reiss Nelson 40.00 6.70
Shkodran Mustafi 34.50 6.90
Emi Martinez 33.50 6.70
Mesut Ozil 30.00 7.50
Hector Bellerin 27.50 6.90
Rob Holding 26.00 6.50
Emile Smith Rowe 19.00 6.30
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