3. Mathieu Flamini | Arsenal
Because of the shock £42.4m arrival of Real Madrid superstar Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Flamini's return to Arsenal was barely mentioned when the summer transfer window closed.
But what a difference the French midfielder has made at the Emirates Stadium this season. Experienced, tenacious and committed, Flamini shields the Gunners' back-four superbly.
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