How would you rate the Arsenal players in order of importance?

Who is Arsenal’s most important player? by Briantole

A number of Arsenal’s players are considered by most of our fans as world class. Such as…

Sanchez – The fifth best winger in the world
Ozil – The world’s best number 10
Cazorla -The world’s best central midfielder at the moment.
Koscielny – Whom I myself consider the third best defender behind Thiago Silva and Sergio Ramos.
Cech – Masterful – Second best goalkeeper in the world behind Neuer.
All these are the first names to get the mentioned in terms of who are Arsenal world-class players. But in the entire Arsenal starting XI who’s the most important?

Olivier Giroud – He has come under great pressure in the recent past to become a hero. He has been ever present in the starting XI this season though he’s come in some as a substitute in some appearances. Well it is said that it is not known a person’s worth until the time he’s not around, but the one game he missed we lost however it was more of a defensive howler that caused the loss against Olympiakos.Nevertheless he has scored 10 league goals and he’s our leading scorer which proves his worth to the team and he lead one of our greatest escapes by scoring a hat trick.

Theo Walcott – He has the pace the finishing and the ability to cover ground like a midfielder.
We have won most of the big games he started against Man United, Man City, and Bayern but lost against Chelsea. He’s scored 3 league goals and 5 goals overall. His counterattacking pace and ability to run past defenders makes him such an important asset.

Alexis Sanchez – Our best player of last season. He has scored 6 goals and registered 2 assists in the league. But he’s proven his worth mostly in the Champions League, scoring three goals and providing four assists in 6 appearances. We’ve also won the past 4 games which he missed including that great escape in Champs league history which relieves us from the worry of being over dependent on him. But he still has a guaranteed place in this team when fit again.

Campbell – He’s becoming somewhat of a revelation this season providing 2 assists and scoring 2 goals in the league. He has the on ball abilities of a midfielder and attacking threat of a forward. He also does extremely well for his country scoring against the best like Spain and Uruguay. We all called for him to start after his successful campaign in the world cup. But it’s not until now that he has been given his chances. His all-round defensive and attacking abilities make him an important asset for Arsenal in the future.

Mesut Ozil – Already arsenals best player till now. An early contender for player of the season. He has broken several assists records such as consecutive assists and most assists in Europe’s top 5 leagues. The stats prove he is the most creative player in Europe at the moment. We’ve only lost once this season in which he was directly involved with a goal. That proves to be a very important statistic showing how important he is when on form. Goals against Bayern and Man United prove he is also a big game player. He missed just one game and though we won it we really missed his presence.

Aaron Ramsey – Well I’ll start by saying most people don’t see how he works. When he played at right wing he gave Bellerin the freedom to manoeuvre in the right wing as much as he wished protecting the full-back under that circumstance. Now playing in the centre he bosses the midfield, nullifying potent attacks and opening his own attacking instincts, hence people don’t miss the presence of Coquelin and Sanchez quite so much.

Cazorla – Santi is the Premier league’s best passer. The finest with the ability to keep hold of the ball. Priceless. He makes several defensive attempts. He gets thoroughly involved in games, more than any other player and averages the most touches in the League per game. He has great vision and high levels of football creativity and intelligence with a great amount of skill. Perfect ingredients for a perfect midfielder. The best in the world. Though after winning this many games without him, his importance might not be put under so much consideration.

Coquelin – The perfect foil of a defensive midfielder. We considered him irreplaceable in our team as we have no credible understudy. He has such impressive stats making him one of the best in Europe. He has decent passing stats as well and is improving his distribution. But we have won 5 games without him against Leicester and the past 4 games which overshadows his importance to the team, but his quality must not be overlooked.

Flamini – He has been recently drafted into the Arsenal side after Coquelin’s injury. Many said he should have been sold during the summer window, but he has put in an unusually good shift now and again and he has yet to lose a game at the Emirates. It’s been an important stat especially this season.

Koscielny – Certainly our best defender. He has been so good in breaking attacks and has good movement. He also has very good passing stats and vision. Koss is a force in defence and a threat in attack – the lad is world class. But then again we were without him in our victory over Manchester United.

Mertesacker – A player who has also come under scrutiny, although he has put an excellent shift against Man United, Leicester, Man City and Bayern Munich, our biggest threats this season. His importance has been undervalued due to his perceived lack of pace, but it must be said that he is usually our acting captain. I would be massacred if I dared to say he was more important than Koscielny.

Monreal – Our most consistent player. He has made the left wing his own, doing very well in defence and attack. He has yet to miss a league game this season and he hardly makes any mistakes at all. We lost the first two Champions League games (which he missed) and the Monaco game which he also missed.

Bellerin – We have not won any league or champions league game which he has missed. His speed and defensive work rate are important, especially in counter-attacks, clearances and goal bound attacks. He also does exceptionally well in supporting attacks when overlapping down the right wing.

Gibbs – Given the substitute role to finish a game off. The two Champions league games in which he has started have both been disastrous. He is decent in the England national team but needs to step up his game to push for a place in the starting line-up at Arsenal.

Chambers – He was benched ever since he was destroyed by Montero last season. He also had a disastrous first half against Liverpool. He came on against Chelsea and never put a foot wrong bar the own goal. Against Tottenham, he was the new John Terry. He comes own as a substitute to get games as a holding midfielder. Puts in a decent shift and gets fairly involved in the game. His versatility is what uplifts his reputation. Capable of playing right back, centre back and now hopefully in midfield.

Debuchy – Once our most trusted player. A very important squad member last season even usurping Sagna from the national team. This season has been very different, we have yet to win a league game in which he has played. He doesn’t even come on as a substitute. He needs to prove himself more to earn favours under Wenger.

Cech – He is said to win teams 15 points in a season. After the west ham game fans called for his head, but he has been a beast ever since and I think has won two MOTM awards this season. His quality and experience have proven priceless. He surely has won us more than 15 points already. He was the true champion at Chelsea not Mourinho.

Now there are players who are precious in this team while others are a disaster waiting to happen.
Rating the above from the priceless ones to the liabilities it would be….


How would you rate them in order of importance to the team..? Or even just the Top Five….


Tags Cech Coquelin Koscielny Ozil Sanchez


  1. You have Ramsey rated at 3. He should be right under Campbell, with Mert under them both. Where’s Gabe? And Sanchez should be right under Chech.

  2. Another pointless manipulating article! ?
    Can we play hide and seek instead? ?

    My Go,
    I guess that everyone is hiding behind a screen? ?


  3. Mohamed Elneny will be Arsenal’s only signing in the January transfer window, according to reports.

    Elneny, 23, is set to join Arsenal early on in the New Year, having himself confirmed that the move is all but done.

    But according to the Daily Mail, the Egyptian is set to be Arsenal’s only addition in January, with Arsene Wenger adamant that his current squad is strong enough to win the league.

    The Gunners are also believed to have been strongly interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, but opted for the cheaper Elneny instead.

    Wenger is playing dumb again, regarding injuries!
    He claims to not knowing return dates, yet Jack Wheelchair is out for another 6-8 weeks at least.

    He really hates! Spending money! ?
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls the plug on the Elneny deal 10 minutes before kick off! ?

  4. Sorry, hate to say it’s a crap article as I couldn’t do one myself but what is the point, it is!
    Anyway, good to see Elneny, a really good attack midfielder should be joining us but which defensive mid do we want this January? I would like to see Wanayama but if he comes then Coq is standby, so what do you think?

  5. No disrespect to the author but honestly who gives a F about the individual player rankings when COLLECTIVELY the team isnt good enough.

    This isnt a pissing post about the team but if you look @ even the opening match starting 11, regardless of what the delusional manager says Araenal are simply not good enough IMHO to win title.

    Giroud—-very good player, no problem with the Frenchmans form this season
    Sanchez—-unplayable when in form
    Ozil—-stats speak for themselves, best #10 in the world
    Walcott/Ramsey—-TW is a good player but spends to much time on the trainers table or going missing during patches of fixtures.
    Coq—-Been a revelation from Championship call up but would like to see increased competition @ the position. Krchowiak, Wanyama type depth needed
    Santi—-love the little Spanish magician and its a pleasure watching him pull the strings from his deep lying position but his lack of physicality and aging legs makes his inclusion going forward less than a certainity.
    Nacho—-Been Arsenals best and most consistent defensive player all year, fantastic form from the Spaniard. Love to see Gibbs shipped out and a young stud learn from Nacho.
    Boss—-Best CB in the EPL, considering he plays both positions.
    BFG—-Should of been put out to pasture a long time ago, play GAB or buy Stones and quit playing with 10 men @ times.
    HB—-Great talent for his age and will continue to develop in the next few years. Should be manning the right flanks for the next few years.

    As we enter another transfer window Arsenal preditably find themselves 2 or 3 players short from being IMHO a SERIOUS EPL and Champions League threat. Imagine if the board and Wenger were actually ambitious and aggressively pursued Stones, Krychowiak and Mahrez?


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