#1. Petr Čech. Initially, he struggled to adjust to the demands of Emery’s system, but he has improved as the season has progressed. A legend of the game who has been important in Europe, keeping 6 clean sheets from 10. Hopefully he can end the season by adding another medal to his collection.
#2. Héctor Bellerín. Unlucky with injuries, but a key component of the new setup. He provides some much-needed width, combines well with his teammates and is improving defensively all the time. A key figure off the field too. I can’t wait to see him fit again. A definite starter, for me.
#4. Mohamed Elneny. He hasn’t featured too often, and his displays when he has been presented with opportunities showcase why. A decent squad player at best, but it’s probably best for all parties if he departs this summer, especially if Chambers returns - who is homegrown and younger.
#5. Sokratis Papastathopoulos. His arrival raised a few eyebrows, but he has been a great addition to the squad. An out and out defender who celebrates every tackle like it’s a goal. We’ve missed someone with similar attitude and leadership qualities for years. It’s a shame we didn’t pick him up earlier.
#6. Laurent Koscielny. After suffering from Achilles problems for years, many thought his Arsenal career was finished after the Atlético tie. The determination which he has demonstrated in order to return has been phenomenal. A true warrior who deserves the captain’s armband. One of our most consistent defenders.
#7. Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Unlucky with injuries, but he’s been very hit or miss. Great on his day, but when he’s off it, he’s a liability. A summer move might be beneficial for all involved. He’s talented, but not a natural winger, and at 30 years of age, his £170,000 weekly wage looks very excessive.
#8. Aaron Ramsey. Despite off the field issues, he has been a class act. A model professional who stuck to the task at hand and performed when required. It’s such a shame that he’s off, but we all wish him well. To say that he’ll be tough to replace is a massive understatement.
#9. Alexandre Lacazette. For me, our best performer of the season. Goals, assists, workrate, leadership. He has the lot. He wears his heart on his sleeve and undeniably loves the club. A definite starter for next season. Hopefully, the rumours about a new deal are true, especially with Barcelona and Atlético Madrid lurking.
#10. Mesut Özil. Incredibly talented and often unfairly scapegoated, but we all know that he’s capable of much more than what we’ve seen this season. He looks more comfortable in our recent system, but has more in his locker. With his agent adamant that he’ll stay, the away game situation must be addressed.
#11. Lucas Torreira. Overall, a very successful first season in England. He has dipped slightly since January, but most new recruits do when they’re accustomed to a Christmas break. At 23, his best years lie ahead of him. He looks like a steal for the £26m that we paid. A starter next season.
#12. Stephan Lichtsteiner. A signing that didn’t work out for anyone involved. The Swiss captain struggled to come to terms with the pace of the English game. A good figure to have in the dressing room, but past his best. I’m glad that his contract won’t be extended, given our inflated wage structure
#14. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Painted as a troublemaker by the media, he has been nothing of the sort. His positivity off the field is infectious and his output speaks for itself, as does winning the PL golden boot in his first full season. It’s a shame we didn’t sign him a few years earlier.
#15. Ainsley Maitland-Niles. A fantastic asset to have. His versatility is superb. His attitude is exceptional. He’s really stepped up since Bellerín’s injury, and been a key figure in our European journey. He’s still only 21, with potential to become a star at the club. An encouraging campaign overall.
#16. Rob Holding. After falling off everyone’s radar, he was a huge success during the first half of the season. Solid off the ball and very composed on it. Hopefully he will recover fully from his injury. He’s still relatively young and has all the necessary traits to succeed at the club.
#17. Alex Iwobi. On his day, he can be very effective. However, consistency is a huge issue. Given that we seem to me in the market for a winger, I think next season is make or break for him. He needs to push on and reach the next level.
#18. Nacho Monreal. A loyal servant who’s past his best. He’s capable in the so-called lesser games, but struggles against top opposition. I’d like to see us sign a first-choice left back, so losing one of our current options seems logical. Nacho is older, but Sead’s wage is excessive. It’s a toss up.
#19. Bernd Leno. A great first year for the German in London. He had to wait for his chance, but is improving every single week. One of our best performers in 2019. He’s still quite young for a keeper, so has room to improve even more. A definite starter next season.
#20. Shkodran Mustafi. A poor season overall. At times, he’s alright. However, he lacks concentration and has cost the side on numerous occasions. Everyone makes errors, but they somewhat compensate for them by adding to the team in different areas. For Mustafi, this sadly isn’t the case. I’d sell him this summer.
#23. Danny Welbeck. Burdened with injuries, but effective when he played. We missed his presence from the bench towards the latter stage of the season. Every squad needs a player like him, who is content with limited opportunities and doesn’t cause a fuss off the field. I’ll be disappointed to see him depart.
#25. Carl Jenkinson. No one can question his love for the club, but his ability isn’t up to par. He’s capable of Europa League group stage games but, given his age, I’d rather see someone else given an opportunity to prove themselves. I think parting ways is logical for all involved.
#27. Dinos Mavropanos. Unlucky with numerous setbacks, he struggled to get going this season. Nonetheless; he’s still very young and can’t be judged off such a small period of games. Hopefully he’ll have more luck next season and can produce performances similar to those that we saw at the end of last season.
#29. Mattéo Guendouzi. He may have dipped in recent months, but he’s certainly outdone our expectations. A superb find by those involved. He’ll learn from the last few months and it’ll stand to him in the long run. He has a bright future ahead of him. A bargain for just £7m.
#31. Sead Kolašinac. His output has been quite misleading. He gets into great areas offensively, but his final ball is very inconsistent, he’s sub-par defensively and can’t operate in a four at the back system. As I said earlier, I wouldn’t be against him leaving, given his wage.
#34. Granit Xhaka. A mixed bag. For me, we look like a better side with him in the XI, but he must cut out the lapses in concentration. They’re far too frequent. Nonetheless, I’d keep him. A leader on the field and we really struggle to transition the ball quickly in his absence.