LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger trend as Arsenal lose to Wolves

Arsenal went down meekly 2-1 at home to Wolves and Arsene Wenger and Mesut Ozil were on the tip of a lot of Arsenal fans' tongues.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (4th L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 0-1 during the UEFA Europa League group B football match Molde v Arsenal in Molde, Norway on November 26, 2020. (Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB / AFP)

Did Nicolas Pepe answer his critics against Molde?

Arsenal beat Molde 3-0 to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League. With all eyes upon him, Nicolas Pepe stepped up.
Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish (C) runs with the ball as Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) chases him during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Only 1 Arsenal player rated higher than Willian vs Aston Villa

Willian was widely castigated on social media so it was something of a surprise to see him rated as one of the best players in the Arsenal side.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who provided the assist during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Unai Emery’s ghost haunts Arsenal as they rob West Ham

Arsenal put in an Unai-Emeryeque performance against West Ham but they ground out a result and took all 3 points from the Emirates.
Arsenal's Spanish first-team manager Mikel Arteta (R) talks with Arsenal's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney (L) on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on September 12, 2020. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Did Mikel Arteta get his Arsenal lineup right vs Fulham?

Arsenal beat Fulham on the opening day of the Premier League with Mikel Arteta naming his first squad of the season, so did he get it right?
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images)

3 Willian assists as Mikel Arteta spanks Scott Parker: Fulham vs Arsenal player ratings...

Arsenal opened their 20/21 season by thumping Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage in Saturday's early kick-off with Willian and Gabriel superb.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Arsenal celebrate with the Community Shield Trophy following his team's victory in during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Another Auba goal but 1 player outshone everyone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal won the Community Shield for the 16th time on Saturday, edging out Liverpool on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

4 Arsenal players who caught the eye in MK Dons friendly

Arsenal won their first pre-season friendly 4-1 against MK Dons on Tuesday, as they prepare for the weekend Community Shield match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Aubameyang makes headlines but 2 others shone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday, qualifying for the Europa League group stages in the process.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring a penalty during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)

Auba on song, but 3 defenders show worrying signs pre-final: Player Ratings vs Watford

Arsenal got a win against Watford on the final day of the season to sneak up into eighth place and build some momentum for the FA Cup final.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks to his team during a drinks break during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

Backup trio disappoint, 1 sub does well: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Aston Villa

Arsenal played out a dire defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night, with Mikel Arteta's heavy rotation giving the team too many problems.
Dead Man's Fingers rum

Arsenal and the Dead Man’s Fingers

Dead Man's Fingers was my tipple of choice for the Arsenal game at Aston Villa and it went down a lot easier than our opponents.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Auba & Ceballos excellent but 1 star was better: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Manchester...

Arsenal put together another impressive win against a big-six side on Saturday, defeating Manchester City 2-0 to reach the FA Cup final.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CL) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Exceptional Arsenal beat the odds and Manchester City

Arsenal did what many thought was impossible and beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final to make it to their 21st final of the competition they've won more than anyone else.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on July 15, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Martinez and 2 others star in Arsenal win: Player Ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal earned a smash and grab win over Premier League champions Liverpool on Wednesday night, coming from behind at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta reacts to their defeat on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on July 12, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by JULIAN FINNEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars impress but defence lets them down: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Spurs

Arsenal shot themselves in the foot to throw away a lead and lose against Tottenham Hotspur in a key match for European football on Sunday.

Ceballos stars again, 2 players looked tired: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Leicester City

10-man Arsenal slipped to a discouraging draw against Leicester City on Tuesday, despite holding a lead for over an hour of the match.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal (obscured) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on July 04, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Egerton/Pool via Getty Images)

2 nice finishes but 23-year-old impressed the most: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Wolves

Arsenal won a hugely tricky away fixture against Wolves 2-0 on Saturday, making it four in a row in all competitions for the team.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Auba scoring, Laca struggling, midfielder back on form: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Norwich

Arsenal overcame a struggling Norwich City side with a comfortable 4-0 win on Wednesday, jumping a few places up the table.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal go above Tottenham. No, really!

As Arsenal finally returned home after four games on the road since the Premier League restart, their win against Norwich took them above Tottenham.
Arsenal players join Dani Ceballos (C) after he scored the winning goal during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Sheffield United and Arsenal at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on June 28, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Pepe stars, 2 academy graduates impress again: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Sheffield United

Arsenal won a dramatic FA Cup quarter-final away to Sheffield United on Sunday, to book a date at Wembley next month.

Youngsters impress, Martinez steps up but 3 struggle: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Southampton

Arsenal defeated Southampton 2-0 on Thursday thanks to a couple of goals from academy products, to get their first points of the restart.
Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah celebrates after he scores the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal ensure Premier League survival with Southampton win

Arsenal picked up all three points at the home of the side with the worst home record in the league, thus ensuring they are able to play Premier League football next season.
The Logo of Britain's NHS (National Health Service) is seen on th eshirt of Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz as he leaves the pitch after receiving a red card during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on June 17, 2020. - The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return today after 100 days in lockdown but behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Luiz disastrous but there were a few positives: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Manchester City

Arsenal slipped to their usual 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday, their first game back since the Premier League restart.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal saves a shot from Sebastien Haller of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs West Ham: Leno stars among some underrated performances

Arsenal won another three Premier League points on Saturday, albeit in a game they perhaps didn't deserve them against West Ham United.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring their sides first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Portsmouth: Youngsters shine, Mari debut, Nelson returns

Arsenal knocked Portsmouth out of the FA Cup in a fairly comfortable night for Mikel Arteta's side, despite a fast start from the hosts.
Arsenal players celebrate their third goal scored by Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2020.

From zero to hero: Arsenal’s best player in February based on ratings

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.
Granit Xhaka of Arsenal FC looks on dejected after his side concede their second goal 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.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Olympiacos: Only 1 starter was good enough

Here are our player ratings for Arsenal vs Olympiacos as the Gunners dropped out of the Europa League with a 2-1 home defeat.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates victory during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Everton: Aubameyang brace but a few players struggled

Here are our player ratings as Arsenal came through a tough matchup against a resurgent Everton to leapfrog their opponents in the table on Sunday afternoon.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Olympiakos and Arsenal at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on February 20, 2020.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Olympiacos: Saka impresses but this teammate was just as good

Arsenal return to London with an away win under their belts, overcoming Olympiacos 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 16, 2020.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Newcastle United: Pepe shines, but these 2 weren't far behind

Arsenal achieved their biggest win of the season against Newcastle United on Sunday, after a blistering second-half performance at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Hector Bellerin embraces Gabriel Martinelli and Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

2 standout stars: Arsenal’s January player ratings

January was Mikel Arteta's first full month in charge of Arsenal, so how did the players rate?

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Bournemouth: Young players were the stars once again

Arsenal progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a win over Bournemouth on Monday night, as their young players stole the show.
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli (R) celebrates with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on January 21, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Arsenal player ratings: Which players impressed the most against Chelsea?

10-man Arsenal earned a relatively meaningless point with a hugely meaningful performance to come from behind twice to draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal player ratings vs Sheffield United: Saka stars, criticised defender impresses

Here are our player ratings as Arsenal drew 1-1 with high-flying Sheffield United on Saturday, in a game they could and should have won.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on January 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Leeds: Criticised forwards show their worth in second half

Arsenal took part in a tale of two halves against Leeds United on Monday, struggling to get a foothold in the first before dominating the second to win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Lucas Torreira, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bernd Leno of Arsenal celebrate victory with their team mates after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Manchester United: Pepe stars, midfield shine, Arteta's first win

Arsenal got their first win under Mikel Arteta with a convincing performance in a 2-0 over Manchester United on New Year's Day.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea: Aubameyang and Torreira impress, fan favourites disappoint

Arsenal threw away 83 minutes of good work to lose against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, in Mikel Arteta's first home game in charge.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal shakes hands with Eddie Howe, Manager of AFC Bournemouth ahead of the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Bournemouth: Criticised midfield impress, star forward disappoints

Mikel Arteta managed his first game as Arsenal head coach against Bournemouth on Thursday, overseeing a 1-1 draw away from home.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

13 things I noticed as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal gives fans hope again

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal faced Bournemouth on Boxing Day and while he didn't get the win his side's performance deserved, there was a lot to be happy about.