This season’s Arsenal winners and losers – a quartet is suffering, while four others are setting the bar.


Mikel Arteta has turned things around at Arsenal and although some have shone since their revival, a few continue to struggle

Arsenal’s season started in disasterous fashion, but Mikel Arteta’s side have turned things around at the Emirates. Although some players have stepped up for the Gunners boss, some are still lagging behind.

Arsenal have shrugged off a terrible start and completely turned around their form, having taken 10 points from a possible 12 in the Premier League heading in to the October international break.

The Gunners started abysmally and they lost their first three league matches, as the pressure piled on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta due to him recording the club’s worst ever start to a campaign in their 118-year history.

Arteta’s job now seems secure once more, and it finally looks as though he has got his side playing his style of football, with their breakthrough game coming as Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham 3-1 at the Emirates.

Select players have performed wonderfully under Arteta and turned around the club’s fortunes, but some still appear to be struggling.

Arsenal were the biggest Premier League spenders during the recent transfer window, as the club spent £150million on Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Arteta’s side looked lost during the opening month of the season, but after the new signings began to gel into the squad, results quickly began to pick up, and now Arsenal can look further up the table.

Arsenal have also started the season without any European football for the first time in 26 years, giving the club even more of a boost to focus on an impressive league finish, given that they were rock bottom after three games.

However, as much as members of Arteta’s squad have really stepped up, he will be relying on strugglers to turn it around following the conclusion of the October international break, and Express Sport has taken a look at which four players fall under each category…

Emile Smith-Rowe looked magnificent for Arsenal against Tottenham, and the new no.10 looks to be loving life after being trusted with a more senior role.

The academy graduate seems to have found his success out wide for Arsenal, and has plenty more to offer under Arteta this season following his recent masterclass against the Gunners’. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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