We're nearly half way through the season in European football and the big game players - and losers - are slowly becoming prevalent.

Arsenal have been the standout surprise of the season, topping the English Premier League and leaving big spending rivals Chelsea and Manchester City behind.

Meanwhile, the Premier League champions Manchester United are languishing in mid-table - almost as if some magical force departed Old Trafford in the summer...

On the continent, we're seeing some of the most open title races in years, in others, its the same old story.

Click through to see the top performing teams in Europe this season.

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