The team is sitting top of the league after the first half, and that was accomplished with so many injuries and set backs. After we brought in Özil, i predicted we might in close to the top at this point of the season, but never did i think we would be leading the PL. So, taking the injuries into consideration, this team has over achieved thus far. SirChesny: 8. Carried us on many occasions and maturing into the legend he can be. There will be some downs as there was in the past months, but i am very excited to see his future unfold before our eyes. CB brothers Mert&Kosc: 9.5 What a superb calendar year for the best cb partnership in the PL. They continue this form and we have a pretty good chance of winning a trophy. Bac & Gibbs: 8 While Sagna has improved his offensive contribution, Gibbs has regressed a bit in that department but improved defensively imo. Arteta & Flams: 8 Flamini might turn out to be our most important signing because Mikel needed a quality back up and we got it for free. I am enjoying the competition between these two and the sense of purpose in their attitude. Rambo: 10 What a half by my man Aaron. He lost some form lately but i am sure he only needs some rest. Gutted that he got injured on his BD, but might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Archie's Dad: 7 its understandable to see him struggle to regain form since he was injured for a long period. He only lacks consistency which will come with time. He is only 21 after all. Cazorla: 6 and rising. He is getting to his best, more so when played in the middle. And i think he will be very instrumental to our final months. Rozza: 8 Our best squad player. Has been delivering the goods for the past three seasons off the bench or as a starter. Always giving his all and i for one would like him to finish his career at AFC. Giroud: 7.5 His output suffered by fatigue and the absence of Walcott who compliments him very well imo. Walcott & Podolski: with only 21 appearances between them, they deserve more time to be evaluated. Özil: 8.5 He is a conundrum in that he can kill off a game with a magical touch, yet he disappears(or does he hide?) in long periods of time. I watched him twice live vs Norwich & Dortmund at home, and i can see him walk or stroll in many instances. Zidane, he is not, because he does not dominate the game and impose his will on it(and he knows that about himself). But a world class talent non the less, who can come up with a pass or a final ball easily. Wenger always has complete faith in his players, and this might help him develop a stronger character, something close to AR's & Jack's. If that happens, WOW! Over all, we are top of the league and had one of the best calendar years in ages. So i give the team a 9. That CL 2nd place finish deserved a one point deduction. :evil: Forwards and Upwards Gunners. Because if the team perform close to what they achieved in the last 3 months of the last two seasons, we will be Champions.