NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (obscured) celebrates with teammates as Nacho Monreal jumps on top after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

No clear best player but the worst is obvious: Arsenal August player ratings

August's football is already over and while it is still relatively early, we're starting to get a feel for how Unai Emery wants his team to line up and play.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) controls the ball in front of Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (L) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 24, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Liverpool vs Arsenal player ratings: Pepe impressive in a disappointing defeat

Arsenal suffered another disappointing defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, though perhaps not quite as embarrassing as in the last couple of years.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 24, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Liverpool 3 vs Arsenal 1: Arsenal nailed on for a 1-1 next season

It was hard to know what to make of Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday. On the one hand, they appeared to have an actual plan...
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Burnley: Dani Ceballos stars on home debut

Arsenal won their first home match of the Premier League season against Burnley on Saturday, to make it two wins from two games in 2019/20.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring against Newcastle United (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

Aubameyang excellent, this defender a lifesaver: Newcastle vs Arsenal player ratings

Arsenal managed to grind out a 1-0 win over Newcastle United in their opening Premier League fixture, despite a number of their potential starters sitting on the bench.
Joe Willock against Olympique Lyonnais in pre-season (Photo via Football.London)

Player ratings vs Lyon: Willock, Aubameyang and Nelson impress but Arsenal slip to 2-1...

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais in the Emirates Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Alexandre Lacazette taking a penalty against Real Madrid in pre-season (Photo via Reuters)

Player ratings vs Real Madrid: Martinez impresses, midfielder's substitution turned the game

Arsenal lost on penalties to Real Madrid to end their 100% pre-season record, after drawing 2-2 in normal time.
Eddie Nketiah after scoring against Fiorentina in pre-season (Photo via USA TODAY Sports)

Player ratings vs Fiorentina: Academy stars make the difference again despite defensive frailties

Arsenal overcame a relatively poor first-half performance to win comfortably against Fiorentina on Saturday night.
Tyreece John-Jules and Eddie Nketiah celebrating Nketiah's winner against Bayern Munich in pre-season (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Player ratings vs Bayern Munich: Academy stars shine again with late victory

Arsenal scored a late winner to defeat Bayern Munich in their second first-team pre-season friendly and opening match of the International Champions Cup.

Player ratings vs Colorado Rapids: Teenagers shine in dominant opening victory

Arsenal overcame Colorado Rapids 3-0 in their opening senior pre-season friendly, with an extremely youthful team producing the goods.

Match report: Arsenal u23s come from behind to draw 3-3 with Boreham Wood

An Arsenal XI fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 in the club’s first pre-season friendly, with Tyreece John-Jules inspiring the comeback.
Emi Martinez makes save for Reading against Aston Villa (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

From Reiss Nelson to Emi Martinez: Arsenal loan ratings for 2018/19

With the season coming to a close, let's have a look at how all of Arsenal's loanees have done in 2018/19.

2 youngsters star and much-criticised star impresses: Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley

Arsenal won 3-1 on the final day against Burnley, in what was essentially a dead rubber since Everton didn't feel like beating Spurs 6-0.
VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Valencia and Arsenal at Estadio Mestalla on May 09, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Perfect 10 for this star: Arsenal player ratings vs Valencia

After a nervy first 15 minutes, Arsenal ended up coming through their Europa League semi-final second leg comfortably, winning 4-2 in Valencia and 7-3 on aggregate to progress to the final.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 24, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This star has to take the blame twice: Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal could only manage a draw against Brighton on Sunday, effectively killing their hopes of a top-four finish.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Alexandre Lacazette during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

This criticised star deserves credit: Arsenal player ratings vs Valencia

Arsenal came from behind to win 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia on Thursday, putting them in a good position ahead of the reverse fixture in Spain.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 24, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Everyone was disappointing except him: Arsenal player ratings vs Leicester City

Arsenal suffered another damaging defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Sunday, thanks partly to a soft first-half red card, but not helped by a poor overall performance.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 24, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Only one player performed well: Player ratings vs Wolves

Arsenal were embarrassed by a dominant first-half performance by Wolves in their Premier League clash on Wednesday night, and Unai Emery's side ended up losing the match 3-1.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

These 3 were disastrous: Arsenal player ratings vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal wasted their chance to take advantage of Manchester United's earlier defeat with a limp and error-ridden performance in defeat to Crystal Palace.
NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 18: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between S.S.C. Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on April 18, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Lacazette impressive, Koscielny commanding, midfield star underrated: Player ratings vs Napoli

Arsenal overcame Napoli 1-0 in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final to reach the semis with an impressive 3-0 aggregate victory.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Troy Deeney of Watford leaves the field after being shown a red card for elbowing Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal player ratings v Watford: This player was wasteful

Arsenal just edged through their Premier League clash against Watford with a 1-0 victory, despite playing most of the game with a man advantage.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Leno commanding, Iwobi impressive, but this star was wasteful: Player ratings vs Watford

Arsenal just edged through their Premier League clash against Watford with a 1-0 victory, despite playing most of the game with a man advantage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Arsenal and S.S.C. Napoli at Emirates Stadium on April 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

He was simply unplayable: Arsenal player ratings as they destroy Napoli

Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners against Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday night but they should have scored a lot more and killed the tie in this first leg.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Marco Silva, Manager of Everton argues with the Arsenal coaching staff during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on April 07, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

He was worse than you think: Brutal Arsenal player ratings after Everton defeat

Arsenal blew the chance to go third when they lost 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, making nobody feel confident about their chances of sealing top four.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates as Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ramsey excellent but these 2 stars were similarly impressive: Player ratings vs Newcastle

Arsenal never really had to hit top gear to beat Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, though they left it late to secure the victory in the end.
Tyreece John-Jules after scoring his first Arsenal goal (Photo via Daily Mail)

18-year-old impresses, Suarez proves critics wrong: Player ratings vs Al-Nasr

Arsenal saw off Al-Nasr Dubai SC with a 3-2 victory in their mid-season friendly, with a number of youngsters given the chance to impress 
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal dons a Black Panther mask as he celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

He can’t complete 90 minutes without a mistake: Player ratings vs Rennes

Arsenal progressed to the Europa League quarter-final with a 3-0 win over Stade Rennais FC on Thursday, overturning a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of the tie.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

In-depth player ratings vs Stade Rennais: Arsenal complete comeback win to reach quarter-finals

Arsenal progressed to the Europa League quarter-final with a 3-0 win over Stade Rennais FC on Thursday, overturning a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of the tie.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Bernd Leno of Arsenal reaches for the ball as Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United shoots during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

These under-fire stars ended up shining brightest: Arsenal player ratings vs Manchester United

Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday in a big result for the team's top four hopes, particularly as it was the last big-six game of the season for Unai Emery's side.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP / Getty Images)

Detailed player ratings vs Manchester United: Arsenal win key top four clash

Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday in a big result for the team's top four hopes, particularly as it was the last big-six game of the season for Unai Emery's side.

He barely did anything: Player ratings vs Stade Rennais FC

Arsenal scored an away goal before a red card and three goals conceded left them with a lot of work to do in the second leg once again.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

He deserved to win: Player ratings vs Tottenham and the officials

Arsenal were left bitterly frustrated and disappointed with a draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, as the home side were gifted decisions to come back for 1-1 and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a penalty.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Probably his best ever Arsenal performance

Arsenal smashed Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday night, taking full advantage of the opportunity to add to their points tally and goal difference ahead of matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Probably his best ever Arsenal performance: Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth

Arsenal smashed Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday night, taking full advantage of the opportunity to add to their points tally and goal difference ahead of matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP / Getty Images)

9 rated 8 or higher: Arsenal player ratings v Southampton

Arsenal kept their winning run in Premier League home games going with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday, lifting them back into the top four, but how did the players rate?
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP / Getty Images)

Mkhitaryan scores and assists but this teammate was excellent: Player ratings vs Southampton

Arsenal kept their winning run in Premier League home games going with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday, lifting them back into the top four.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates his team's first goal, an own goal scored by Zakhar Volkov of FC BATE during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Arsenal and BATE Borisov at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Özil impresses but this player was the star: Player ratings vs BATE Borisov

After a terrible round-of-32 first leg against BATE Borisov made fans nervous of an early Europa League exit, Arsenal breezed through the second without any problems.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between FC BATE Borisov and Arsenal FC in Borisov outside Minsk on February 14, 2019. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP / Getty Images)

His worst performance for Arsenal so far: Player ratings vs BATE Borisov

Arsenal suffered a frustrating and rather embarrassing 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-32 clash on Thursday.
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal acknowledges fans following the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Lacazette wins it but this was the real star: Player ratings vs Huddersfield

Arsenal got the three points they needed with an injury-ravaged side taking to the field against Huddersfield Town, but it wasn't a performance that will live long in the memory.
Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva (R) takes on Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner (C) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 3, 2019. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP / Getty Images)

Anyone in the squad could replace him: Player ratings vs Manchester City

Arsenal suffered a predictable and fairly dull defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.