Best performing players of 18/19

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Mitch, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    I am interested to know who people think have been our 5 best peforming players this season and why?
     
  2. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Guendouzi - for all around play but also inspiring, captain like behaviour
     
  3. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Ex-Troll

    Auba, Laca, Xhaka, Kola
     
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  4. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Auba
    Laca
    Xhaka
    Papa

    Not sure anyone else has played well consistently enough (or played enough at all).

    Edit: probably Bellerin before he got injured.
     
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  5. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    Xhaka, Auba, Sokratis, Bellerin, Laca.
     
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  6. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Forgot Bellerin! Been out too long
     
  7. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Aubameyang, Sokratis, Holding (pre-injury), Guendouzi, Xhaka, Lacazette.
     
  8. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Auba - Our top scorer, but still could be better. Today also could score a couple.

    Laca - Simillar to Auba but imo an overall better season so far.

    Papa - Overwhelmed atm by his qualities. He is just that good this season.

    Kola - Improved, played really well when we relied on his output.

    No 5. between Xhaka and Toreirra but I think the nod goes to Xhaka just because he cleaned up his walking red card reputation, professionally played out of position. Wish he was more two footed or mobile because he needs a lot of time to open up a perfect passing opportunity. When he does he executes it perfectly. Today's ball for Laca e.g.

    Special mention to Welbeck, Holdini and Hector before injuries.
     
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  9. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    How have you all failed to mention Torreira? He was sensational during our unbeaten run.
     
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  10. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Torreira - highly reliable and offers much more than just defending
    Xhaka - I don't like the player and I hope we sell him this summer but he's been one of our best players, makes our attack more fluid and works well when paired with Torreira. Still too many brain farts in his game and can't be on the pitch without Tor
    Laca - excellent season, won us points with his individual skill and works hard when it's not his day
    Iwobi - deserves to be here but I wouldn't blame anyone having him on the worst 5 players list. I just can't imagine our attack without him, when it's not his day we can't create anything.
    Leno - saved us some points, fairly consistent season and didn't do much wrong. I'm feeling confident with him on goal.
     
  11. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Torreira a gem, Guendouzi gets the hype but Tor is essential without flash
    Xhaka we are worse when he doesnt play
    Laca/Auba even Steven as far as I am concerned
    Sok oh how we have needed him for years
    Kola doesnt he still top the chances created?
     
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  12. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Bellerin, Sokratis and Xhaka.
     
  13. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    No love for holding shame on you all!!
     
  14. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    For me its:

    1. Sokratis - Our most consistent player this season. I was one of the few that was over the moon when we first signed him and glad he has won doubters over. Mr consistent has proven to be a bargain.

    2. Kolasinac - Really is turning in a world class left back and it's between him amd Robertson for best LB in the league this season. A creative driving force going foward down the flank. I believe he is much better detter defensively than some posters on here make out. Certainly when it comes to positional awarness, might be our best FB out our 4 when it comes to that with Nachos decline.

    3. Torreira - Our best player in the first part of the season once he established himself into the first 11. Torreira would have been higher if it wasn't for his recent dip in form. An excellent well rounded midfielder (technical, smart player, gritty and hard working).

    4. Laccazette - High work rate, with very good link up and hold up play. 11 goals and 5 assists in 19 starts is decent numbers too.

    5. PEA - Very effiecent infront goal, currently joint 3rd highest goal scorer in the league. I know people might find it unusual not to have our top goal scorer higher but he has gone missing in a number of matches.

    A honourable mention to Xhaka whom after a poor start to this season really has upped his form a lot and has been one of our better players.
     
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  15. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Relatively speaking, I will agree with you guys.

    But really, no one has consistently been good for us. Iwobi, PEA and Sokratis maybe.
     
  16. kraphtous

    kraphtous Unai Enemy

    1. Aubameyang
    2. Lacazette
    3. Sokratis
    4. Xhaka
    5. Kolasinac

    Honourable mentions to Bellerin and Leno.
     
  17. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    How have the majority of these lists left out Torreria? Are we in the in the twilight zone? Did people genuinely forget he plays for us?
     
  18. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Sokratis, Lacazette, Xhaka, Bellerin, Iwobi.
     
  19. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    This basically.
     
  20. blaise

    blaise Well-Known Member

    Bellerin - it is no coincedence our form droppes massively when he is injured. His speed just offers enourmous threat in Emerys system, runs fear in opposition which opens cracks for others. He d be a monster if he could add a cross or at least a good pass.

    Torreira - very underated by some but he is the reason Xhaka and our midfield look decent this season. Does the invisible work, enermous engine, when you notice him it is probably beacuse he is MoM.

    Sokratis - Mr consistent as some said, very good buy.

    Kola - decided to include him although I have remarks on him, but he is not in a good position since Bellerin injury, basically everything goes from the left. That could be the reason he suffers sometimes phsically, especially when playing two games a week or it is just his stocky build. Anyway really improved and great option to have.

    Mikhi - I know most will disagree, could put Laca or Auba there but he is just such a threat with a ball on the right, imagine if he had a fullback on his side. He can be really frustrating at times because he seems out of the game but without him our attack is so much worse. Only genuine threat from the right.
     

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