Arsenal's top 10 players on FIFA 17

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Ten points from a possible 15 represents a decent start to the new season for Arsenal.

Following their convincing 4-1 victory over Hull City on Saturday - their third consecutive win in the Premier League - the Gunners sit fourth behind Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham.

In typical fashion, Arsene Wenger's side lost their opening day encounter, this time to Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, but they've since been largely flawless, bar a goalless draw at Leicester City.


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Whilst focus will now be on next weekend's clash with Chelsea, a large section of fans will also be keeping one eye on FIFA 17's release on September 29 to find out how the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez rate.

Well, Arsenal's player ratings have now surfaced and the top 10 is as follows.


Would have been Jack Wilshere (82) but for his loan move to Bournemouth.

Nevertheless, it's Francis Coquelin in at number 10 after being handed an 81-rated boost from his 79 on FIFA 16, with 81 physical his highest attribute.


Up one from 82, Olivier Giroud has been rewarded for another solid season in the Premier League, where he scored 16 goals.

Eighty-two shooting and 82 physical makes the Frenchman a perfect target man on FIFA 17, though his pace (64) leaves a lot to be desired.


Twenty-seven pace...

Speed is everything on FIFA and even Per Mertesacker's 88 defending can't make up for that.


If it's a well-rounded midfielder you want, Aaron Ramsey is your guy.

Up two from last year's 82 rating, the Welshman has 69 pace, 77 shooting, 80 passing and 81 dribbling. His Euro 2016 performances undoubtedly played a role in his rise.


What's certain is Arsenal are well endowed in midfield, with summer signing Granit Xhaka rated an impressive 84.

Like teammate Ramsey, the 23-year-old impressed in France for Switzerland and particularly flaunted his passing and strength, for which he's been given 81 and 77 respectively.


It's about time Laurent Koscielny's FIFA rating reflected his importance to Arsenal.

A wonderful defender with 78 pace and 85 defending, the Frenchman is a must-have considering he'll keep most strikers at bay if used correctly.


Despite an injury-ravaged season, Santi Cazorla has been given 86 on FIFA 17, alongside 78 shooting, 85 passing and 86 dribbling.

The Spaniard has made a fine start to the new term and perhaps justified his boost with two goals and two assists in five appearances.


Considering how well Alexis Sanchez has performed in his two seasons at Arsenal, a rating higher than 87 is perhaps deserved.

His Ultimate Team card still makes for impressive reading, though, with 86 pace, 82 shooting and 88 dribbling the pick of his statistics.

2. PETR CECH (88)

After making FIFA 16's Premier League Team of the Season, Petr Cech's 88-rated boost doesn't come as much of a surprise.

The 34-year-old was brilliant for Arsenal in his debut season and has been rewarded for that with 83 diving, 90 handling, 85 reflexes and 85 positioning.

1. MESUT OZIL (89)

Arsenal's highest-rated player at 89 is Mesut Ozil - and rightly so.

However, 86 passing for someone who recorded 19 assists in the Premier League last season is a bit odd, especially so considering the Germany international's game revolves around playing eye-of-the-needle passes.

Notable mentions: Theo Walcott (81), Danny Welbeck (80), Hector Bellerin (79), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (79), Mohamed Elneny (74).

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