White gets 9.5/10, Holding disappoints: Arsenal player ratings 2022/23
Arsenal had a very impressive campaign in the 2022/23 Premier League season, and here are our player ratings.
The Gunners spent most of the campaign on top of the table. We were even viewed as the favourites to win the title at one point, but Manchester City proved to be too good in the end.
However, it has to be said that Arsenal exceeded all expectations and had a phenomenal campaign. Here’s how we think our players fared…
Arsenal player ratings in 2022/23 season
Aaron Ramsdale: 9/10
We don’t care what anyone says, Aaron Ramsdale was the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. The Englishman saved us on so many occasions and some of the saves he pulled off were out of this world.
Following his brilliant campaign, Ramsdale has even been ranked by CIES Football Observatory as the most valuable goalkeeper in the world, worth a whopping £67.6 million.
Matt Turner: 7.5/10
It was Matt Turner’s first season in England and he did pretty well. Yes, he’s not quite on the same level as Ramsdale, but the American kept four clean sheets in seven games, conceding just four goals in the process.
That is a very decent record for someone who had never played outside the United States before.
Ben White: 9.5/10
Ben White surprised everyone at right-back this season. We all knew he could play there if required, but the Englishman finished the campaign as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.
He is truly a sensational player, and we absolutely love him.
Takehiro Tomiyasu: 6/10
It was a really difficult season for Tomiyasu. He played second fiddle to White at right-back and was used at left-back a few times when Oleksandr Zinchenko was injured.
He then suffered a season-ending injury in March, which played a big part in our title collapse.
Cedric Soares: N/A
Played just 30 minutes of football for Arsenal before being loaned out to Fulham.
William Saliba: 9.5/10
William Saliba came into the Premier League for his first-ever season and made it look easy. The 21-year-old was absolutely magnificent for Arsenal and was one of the best players in the country.
As soon as he got injured in March, the title slipped from our grasp, which shows just how important he was.
Rob Holding: 5.5/10
Rob Holding was always going to be a backup this season, but after season-ending injuries to both William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu, he was throwing into the deep end.
To be fair to Holding, he wasn’t as bad as many people made it seem. However, the drop off in level was very big, and that eventually cost us.
Gabriel Magalhaes: 9.5/10
What a season Gabriel just had for Arsenal. The Brazilian’s performances were overshadowed by Saliba’s brilliance, but he truly had a sensational season.
An argument can even be made that he was our best defender. It’s just a shame that he and Saliba couldn’t finish the season together.
Jakub Kiwior: 8/10
Kiwior joined Arsenal in the January transfer window and started the last five Premier League games.
Surprisingly, he was really, really good for us, and many have been wondering why Arteta didn’t bring him into the side much earlier. We’re excited to see him play more next season.
Oleksandr Zinchenko: 9/10
Zinchenko completely transformed this Arsenal side. He brought in a winning mentality from Manchester City and then changed the way we played with his inverted left-back role.
Sadly, he missed a total of 11 league games due to injury.
Kieran Tierney: 7/10
Tierney did not play as much as he would’ve liked for Arsenal this season. The Scotsman isn’t quite suited to that inverted full-back role, but it is clear to see that he has been working on it in training.
He finished the season well, but sadly, it looks like he will be sold this summer.
Thomas Partey: 8/10
Partey was arguably Arsenal’s best player in the first half of the season. He was absolutely brilliant right up until March, but his form completely dipped in April.
That cost us and he was eventually replaced by Jorginho in the side.
Granit Xhaka: 9.5/10
Granit Xhaka was one of Arsenal’s most consistent players last season.
He had his best-ever campaign in a Gunners shirt and ended the season scoring nine goals and providing seven assists in all competitions, which is an excellent return.
Like Tierney, he looks like he’s on his way out now.
A few eyebrows were raised when Arsenal signed Jorginho from Chelsea on deadline day in January. Not many people approved of this signing, but he won over the fans very quickly.
The Italian was brilliant in almost every game he played for Arsenal, and really stepped up when Partey’s form dipped as badly as it did.
Mohamed Elneny: 3/10
Elneny had a torrid time with injuries this season.
The Egyptian only played eight games for us in all competitions and missed over 200 days of football due to two serious injuries.
Albert Sambi Lokonga: 3/10
Lokonga played just five times for Arsenal in the Premier League before he was shipped out on loan to Crystal Palace in the January transfer window.
His confidence looks shattered and he could be sold this summer.
Martin Odegaard: 9.5/10
A strong contender to win Arsenal’s Player of the Season award, Odegaard was absolutely outstanding for us from the first game of the season till the last.
He finished the campaign with 15 goals and eight assists in the Premier League, which is a stunning record for a midfielder. Fantastic campaign!
Fabio Vieira: 6/10
It was Vieira’s first-ever season here in England and he had his issues adapting to the intensity and physicality of the Premier League.
A lot of people are writing him off already, but he is a huge talent, and we really hope he’ll come good next season.
Emile Smith Rowe: 3/10
It was a season to forget for Smith Rowe. The Englishman played just over 160 minutes of football in the Premier League all campaign, and there have been murmurs that he could be sold.
However, we think he’ll stay at the club and will regain his past form next season.
Bukayo Saka: 9.5/10
Another strong contender for our Player of the Season award, Bukayo Saka had an outstanding year at Arsenal. The Englishman finished the campaign with 15 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, which is a sensational return for someone who is just 21.
Hopefully, we’ll bring in a backup for him and won’t burn him out like we did this term.
Young Marquinhos played six times for Arsenal in the first half of the season, He scored a goal and picked up an assist on his debut, and really impressed. He spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Norwich.
Gabriel Martinelli: 9.5/10
Martinelli has just had his best season in an Arsenal shirt. The Brazilian scored 15 goals and provided five assists in the Premier League, and was one of our best players.
He will get even better next season, and we can’t wait to see him.
Reiss Nelson: 7/10
Arsenal’s super-sub Reiss Nelson had a very good campaign. He barely played from the start, but he produced what was the best moment of our season in that game against Bournemouth.
It looks like he’s staying as well, which is excellent news.
Eddie Nketiah: 8/10
Nketiah deserves a lot of praise for what he did for Arsenal this season.
Everyone felt we’ll collapse after Gabriel Jesus suffered an injury at the World Cup, but the Englishman led our line brilliantly and finished the campaign with nine goals and three assists.
Leandro Trossard: 9/10
The best signing any club made in the January transfer window this season.
Leandro Trossard was absolutely incredible for Arsenal in the second half of the campaign. He scored a goal and provided 10 assists in 930 minutes of Premier League football for us, which is an outrageous return.
Gabriel Jesus: 8/10
It hurts us to give Jesus just an 8/10 rating, but we have to be fair here. He started off the season really well and was probably the best player in the league then.
But, he went 12 games without a goal before the World Cup and then missed over two months of football with an injury. He squandered numerous big goalscoring chances as well this season.
However, Jesus still finished the campaign with 11 goals and eight assists in 27 starts, which is very, very good.
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