February was a largely positive month for Arsenal until we got to the end of it, so let’s take a look back over its 29 days and see who stood out with our February player ratings.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC looks dejected after defeat in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC looks dejected after defeat in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal played five games in February, winning three, scoring nine goals and losing just the one game.

Unfortunately, the one they lost was also the one that saw us knocked out of the Europa League on away goals (the sixth time Arsenal have gone out on away goals, they have went through once).

 Daily Cannon February Player Ratings

Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
 Daily Cannon February Player Ratings  Total Average
 Shkodran Mustafi 37.00 7.40
 Bukayo Saka 35.00 7.00
 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 34.50 6.90
 Bernd Leno 33.50 6.70
 Granit Xhaka 33.50 6.70
 David Luiz 29.50 5.90
 Nicolas Pepe 29.50 7.38
 Dani Ceballos 27.00 6.75
 Mesut Ozil 26.50 6.63
 Lucas Torreira 26.00 6.50
 Joe Willock 24.00 6.00
 Alexandre Lacazette 23.00 5.75
 Hector Bellerin 21.00 5.25
 Gabriel Martinelli 19.00 6.33
 Matteo Guendouzi 18.50 6.17
 Eddie Nketiah 14.00 7.00
 Sokratis 10.50 5.25
 Sead Kolasinac 3.00 3.00
 Emi Martinez 0.00 n/a
 Ainsley Maitland-Niles 0.00 n/a
 Calum Chambers 0.00 n/a
 Rob Holding 0.00 n/a
 Kieran Tierney 0.00 n/a
 Reiss Nelson 0.00 n/a

As you can see from the table above it was Shkodran Mustafi who was our standout player for the month, closely followed by Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka.

Mustafi and Xhaka’s inclusion at the top of this list is perhaps the biggest indicator of the effect Mikel Arteta is having at Arsenal.

Bernd Leno, meanwhile, continues his shout to be named Arsenal player of the season.

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