Last year it was Alexis Sanchez, this year it was Mesut Ozil.
The German playmaker has been Arsenal’s star of the season, with his contribution helping Arsene Wenger deliver yet another season of Champions League football.
But who else has starred for the Londoners this year? GiveMeSport will now look back at the past nine months and look at three players that have enjoyed a fine campaign.
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Despite the odd mistake here and there, Petr Cech has proven to be an excellent purchase since signing from Chelsea last summer.
The goalkeeper, who lost his place in the Blues’ side to Thibaut Courtois last year, has been in excellent form and been a main reason as to why they have managed to keep their place in the top four for yet another season.
It looks at last that Wenger has found an heir to Jens Lehmann, with Lukasz Fabianski, Manuel Almunia and Wojciech Szczesny all failing to replicate the high level of performances as the German in the years since his departure.
That Courtois, a player that was one of the stars of Jose Mourinho’s title-winning side a year ago, has struggled has also made Cech’s capture look all the more shrewder.
Despite Ozil hogging the limelight due to his vast improvement on the past two seasons, Hector Bellerin was Arsenal’s only representative in the PFA Team of the Year that was released last month.
The 21-year-old, who has established himself as the Gunners’ first-choice right-back, already looks the finished product and deserved his place amongst the finest players of this season.
Bellerin has made 43 appearances across all competitions this season, with his solitary goal coming against Watford in a 4-0 victory last month, and was trusted to start both legs against Barcelona in the Champions League.
There has been rumours that he could move to Catalonia in the summer and, if Luis Enrique comes calling, Wenger must do everything to keep him at the club.
No Arsenal player besides Ozil and Bellerin has stood out this season, but Laurent Koscielny has yet again enhanced his reputation as one of the best central defenders in the Premier League.
The Frenchman, who was named in his country’s squad for the European Championships this summer, has helped the club finish in the top four.
Arsenal remain vulnerable at the back, but that is down to the inconsistencies of Per Mertesacker and Gabriel rather than Koscielny.
He needs a good partner if the club are to win the Premier League title next season, or face not winning the big crown for the foreseeable future.
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