Gabriel Martinelli is the Premier League’s form player, according to the Sky Sports rankings, and three more Arsenal players make the top 25.
Sky Sports have been running a Power Rankings table this season, judging players on a five-game basis using a number of statistics to assess form.
For the first time this season, an Arsenal player has topped the charts – Gabriel Martinelli.
With five goals and assists in his last five games, it’s no surprise Martinelli is racking up the points. He’s top of the table with 9,289 points, well ahead of Joao Cancelo (8,469) in second.
Three other Arsenal players make the top-25: Martin Odegaard (13th, 6,206), Emile Smith Rowe (20th, 5,723), and Bukayo Saka (21st, 5,685).
It’s yet another way to underline just how well Arsenal’s youngsters are performing at the moment.
Odegaard turned 23 last week, whilst the other three are 20 or 21. They’re only at the start of their Premier League careers, but they’re already making a big impact for a big-six club.
Martinelli is the star right now, but Saka’s performances have been another level this week, Odegaard had one of his best games against Leeds, and Smith Rowe can’t stop scoring despite dropping to the bench.
They’re the only reason Arsenal have even remained in contention for a top-four spot whilst the more experienced players have often underperformed. Long may it continue.