Quite happy with most of the players this season, our squad has been used well (due to a bit of rotation, but more due to injuries), so a rating for half a season isn't as "unfair" as it might be from an outsider's point of view.... Szczesny - 8 Has really picked up some form over the last couple of months, and bar two obvious mistakes against West Ham and Newcastle, he's done fine enough. New contract absolutely spot on. Gibbs - 7.5 Solid defensively, okay-ish in attack, but the biggest surprise for me has been his fitness and relative lack of injuries. Hopefully that continues into 2014. Monreal - 6 Bar the City game, he's done okay when being played. A good back up for Gibbs, and I'm glad that we've gone from Clichy and/or Santos to Gibbs and Monreal. Kos - 9 Picked up some form after a slow start to the season, and alongside Merte, he's a sublime CB. His style of play is perfect for us, and he's come a long way since he arrived at the club. Merte - 9.5 Brilliant CB for us, I never thought he could ever regain his Werder/Hannover-form after he'd arrived here, but he proved me wrong in nearly every department. I knew he's a solid CB, but in 2013, he's been nothing short of being great. Verms - 6 He's done well when called upon, but has no chance to take the place off any of Kos and Merte. Still a decent enough option in case one of these two gets injured. Sagna - 8 I've got to hold my hands up - after last season, I thought his time was up, and wasn't keen on a new contract for him. However, this season, he's been great and I'd be more than happy if he gets that new piece of paper signed sooner, rather than later. Jenks - 6 I thought he did well most of the time he had to play. However, a loan would do him well I'm afraid, at the moment he's still far too much hit and miss in his performances (understandably). Flamini - 7.5 I wasn't against that signing in the first place, because with Flamini, you just knew what you'd get. He added steal to our midfield and his spirit is the perfect attagement to our overall midfield options. He's got some valuable experience during his Milan days, and that will eventually make him a better player for us than in 2007/08 for example. I also think he benefits from our new setup, compared to his last season here. Arteta - 7 He struggeled a bit with injuries and form, and I do think Wenger is trying to find a new central midfield without him as a definite starter, which means he'll eventually find himself on the bench as this season goes on. Still rate him highly as a midfielder, and for certain games he's still the better alternative to Wilshere or even Flamini. Ramsey - 10 I don't think I need to say much here. I always thought he has it in him to be a brilliant player, but the way he....proved my hunch, came out of nothing. He started to perform well at the turn of the year, and went from strength to strength during the current campaign. Glad that he gets a (forced) break now, he needed that. Jack - 6.5 I don't think he's done as bad as many seem to think. Taking his injuries and fitness into account, I think he's done acceptably. I'm deadsure he will find his way back towards the top performers of the squad next year, he is that good. Özil - 7 We always knew he'll need some time to fully adjust here, so I'm not as disappointed as I could be, going by his price tag. I think he'll kick on in the second part of this season, like Jack and Santi. Santi - 6 I think he struggles with fitness more than anything else at the moment. The huge amount of games he played last season, coupled with the useless CONFED Cup last June are responsible for the current slump, but he has it in him to regain form, and he will. Theo - 6.5 Injured for quite some time, it seems he quickly finds his form again, which is great to see. I expect huge things from him next year, he's amongst the most experienced players in this side, and his goalscoring form has been on the up ever since the last couple of seasons. Poldi - 6 Had a decent start to the season, but his injury dealt him a huge blow. Just returned from it and played a huge part in beating West Ham. Expect him to kick on in the second part of the season, he'll surely be hungry to get his place in the german team back. Giroud - 8 Great start to the season, but a little dip lately. Going by his standards and what he's capable of, he's done brilliant so far, and if he gets that much needed rest, he'll pick up some form again. I really hope Wenger signes a new CF, I'm sure Giroud will benefit from that too. Gnabry, Sanogo Gnabry played a couple of minutes, but not enough to properly rate him, same with Sanogo. Diaby, Ox, Bendtner Don't think any of them deserves/justifies a rating at this point, for various reasons (injuries, no future at this club, etc).