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Arsenal players 2020-21: Saka shines despite the unsuccessful season of Arsenal

Arsenal gathers all the skillful players that brought the club plenty of titles from domestic to international competitions. But who is the best player of Arsenal this season? Let’s figure it out.
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Arsenal squad in the 2020-21 season

 

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

1

Bernd Leno (1)

Hector Bellerin (2)

Bukayo Saka (7)

Alexandre Lacazette (9)

2

Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (13)

Kieran Tierney (3)

Dani Ceballos (8)

Willian (12)

3

Mat Ryan (33)

Gabriel (6)

Martin Odegaard (11)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

4

 

Rob Holding (16)

Thomas Partey (18)

Nicolas Pepe (19)

5

 

Cedric (17)

Mohamed Elneny (25)

Reiss Nelson (24)

6

 

Calum Chambers (21)

Emile Smith Rowe (32)

Eddie Nketiah (30)

7

 

Pablo mari (22)

Granit Xhaka (34)

Gabriel Martinelli (35)

8

 

David Luiz (23)

   

Arsenal squad 2021

List of captains since the club’s inception

Periods

Captain

Nationality

1886–89

David Danskin

Scotland

1889

Arthur Brown

England

1889–90

Morris Bates

England

1890–91

Bill Julian

England

1891–92

Sandy Robertson

Robert Buist

David Howat

Tom Graham

William Stewart

Scotland

Scotland

England

Scotland

Scotland

1892–93

Charles Booth

England

1893–94

Joe Powell

England

1894–95

David Howat

England

1895–96

Caesar Jenkyns

Wales

1896–98

Gavin Crawford

Scotland

1898–99

John Anderson

England

1899–1900

Joe Murphy

England

1900–01

Duncan McNichol

Scotland

1901–15

Jimmy Jackson

Scotland

1905–06

John Dick

Scotland

1906–19

Percy Sands

England

1919–20

Joe Shaw

England

1920–22

Frank Bradshaw

England

1922–23

Alex Graham

Scotland

1923–24

Billy Blyth

Scotland

1924–25

Alf Baker

England

1925–28

Charlie Buchan

England

1928–29

Billy Blyth

Scotland

1929–32

Tom Parker

England

1932–33

Charlie Jones

Wales

1933–37

Alex James

Scotland

1937–44

Eddie Hapgood

England

1944–46

George Male

England

1946–54

Joe Mercer

England

1954

Jimmy Logie

Scotland

1954–65

Walley Barnes

Wales

1955–56

Don Roper

England

1956

Cliff Holton

England

1956–57

Peter Goring

England

1957

Cliff Holton

England

1957–68

Dennis Evans

England

1958–59

Dave Bowen

Wales

1959–62

Vic Groves

England

1962–63

Terry Neill

Northern Irish

1963–66

George Eastham

England

1966–67

Don Howe

England

1967–73

Frank McLintock

Scotland

1973–74

Bob McNab

England

1974–75

Alan Ball

England

1975

Eddie Kelly

Scotland

1975–76

Alan Ball

England

1976–80

Pat Rice

Northern Irish

1980–83

David O'Leary

Ireland

1983–86

Graham Rix

England

1986–87

Kenny Sansom

England

1988–2002

Tony Adams

England

2002–05

Patrick Vieira

France

2005–07

Thierry Henry

France

2007–08

William Gallas

France

2008–11

Cesc Fabregas

Spanish

2011–12

Robin van Persie

Netherlands

2012–14

Thomas Vermaelen

Belgian

2014–16

Mikel Arteta

Spanish

2016–18

Per Mertesacker

Germany

2018–19

Laurent Koscielny

France

2019

Granit Xhaka

Sweden

2019–present

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon

Top scorers of Arsenal in the 2020-21 season

Rank

No.

Pos.

Name

Premier League

FA Cup

EFL Cup

Europa League

Community Shield

Total

1

9

FW

Alexandre Lacazette

13

0

1

3

0

17

2

19

FW

Nicolas Pépé

10

0

0

6

0

16

3

14

FW

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

10

1

0

3

1

15

4

7

MF

Bukayo Saka

5

0

0

2

0

7

5

30

FW

Eddie Nketiah

2

0

1

3

0

6

6

32

MF

Emile Smith Rowe

2

1

0

1

0

4

7

6

DF

Gabriel

2

0

0

1

0

3

25

MF

Mohamed Elneny

1

0

0

2

0

3

28

MF

Joe Willock

0

0

0

3

0

3

10

35

FW

Gabriel Martinelli

2

0

0

0

0

2

3

DF

Kieran Tierney

1

0

0

1

0

2

11

MF

Martin Ødegaard

1

0

0

1

0

2

23

DF

David Luiz

1

0

0

1

0

2

38

FW

Folarin Balogun

0

0

0

2

0

2

15

2

DF

Héctor Bellerín

1

0

0

0

0

1

12

FW

Willian

1

0

0

0

0

1

34

MF

Granit Xhaka

1

0

0

0

0

1

22

DF

Pablo Marí

0

0

0

1

0

1

24

FW

Reiss Nelson

0

0

0

1

0

1

Own Goals

2

0

1

2

0

5

Totals

55

2

3

33

1

94

Alexandre Lacazette has performed amazingly this season by helping his team with 13 goals in the Premier League, three in the UEFA Europa League, and one in the Carabao Cup.

Alexandre Lacazette

Besides the forward Alexandre, Bukayo Saka is considered the top player of Arsenal this year. He received the Player of the Month award for January and February. Although this young English footballer only scored a total of seven goals, half of the top goalscorer Alexandre Lacazette, he showed his great performances throughout the season. 

Some facts about Arsenal F.C.

You might have heard about this top-flight club for a long time, but do you really know about their background and origin? This part will enlighten you with the most general overview of Arsenal. 

Origin

Arsenal Football Club is an English professional club based in Islington, London. They were founded in 1886 as Dial Square. After just one month of existing under this name, they first changed it to Royal Arsenal. The second time they were renamed was in 1893, with the new name Woolwich Arsenal and officially joined The Football League.

In 1913, Woolwich Arsenal witnessed their changes in the home ground and the club’s name, which became The Arsenal. Two years later, the club decided to reduce the term “The” in their name, and the final result was only Arsenal that we know today.

They are currently playing at Emirates Stadiums as their home venue, which is the fourth-largest stadium in England, after Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Arsenal is also well known as The Gunners that is also featured on their emblem. 

Since the club’s inception, they have changed nearly 30 managers, and the current coach is Mikel Arteta

Emirates Stadium

Achievements

Arsenal is one of the top-flight football clubs in England and all over the world with a huge number of titles. They are the club that won the most FA Cup titles with 14 times being the champion. In the period of 1989 to 2005, they won five League titles and five FA Cups, and there were two Doubles included. 

One notable event was in the 2003-04 season, Arsenal was the longest top-notch club that was unbeaten within 49 games. This gave them a famous and proud nickname “The Invincibles.” The below section will get into details about the league honors of Arsenal. 

1. EFL and Premier League

First Division / Premier League (Level 1)

  • Winners (13): 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1970–71, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04

League Cup / EFL Cup

  • Winners (2): 1986–87, 1992–93

League Centenary Trophy

  • Winners (1) (record): 1988

2. The FA

FA Cup

  • Winners (14) (record): 1929–30, 1935–36, 1949–50, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2019–20

FA Community Shield (FA Charity Shield before 2002)

  • Winners (16): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020

3. UEFA

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (European Cup Winners' Cup before 1994)

  • Winners (1): 1993–94

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

  • Winners (1): 1969–70

UEFA Champions League

  • Runners-up (1): 2005–06

References

https://www.arsenal.com/men/players

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenal_F.C.

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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Premier League
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Arsenal 50 19 16 2 1 45 16 29
2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18