The top five Arsenal players of the season

The season is now over for Arsenal, who enjoyed a good late run to ensure they finished in the top four and beat bitter rivals Spurs to second place, keeping Arsene Wenger’s record of always finishing top of the north London mini-league intact.

We take a look back at the FIVE Gunners stars who impressed the most:

5 –  Laurent Koscielny

The Frenchman has commanded the defence very well this season thanks to his speed and good positioning. He has been a real threat in set-pieces, scoring three goals in important matches, and he was missed when injured.

4 –  Alexis Sánchez

Since arriving at the club in 2014, the Chilean has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water. He scored 17 goals and assisted nine this season, and continues to prove he has incredible quality and composure when it comes to netting in or outside the box.

3 –  Petr Cech

What an incredible signing. With 16 clean sheets overall, his natural leadership, experience and shot-stopping abilities have been key to so many points this season. Deserving of his spot in the top five.

2 –  Hector Bellerín

The Spanish right-back has become a valuable asset for the Gunners both defensively, with two interceptions per game, and going forward, with six assists. Arsenal’s fastest player added spark to the right flank with the speed and technique on the ball that earned him a well-deserved spot in the PFA Team of the Year.

1 –  Mesut Özil

First place goes to Mesut Özil. The Arsenal magician provided 19 assists this season, putting him a close 2nd in the club’s all-time leaderboard for assists in a single Premier League campaign behind Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. The German playmaker has been brilliant in creating space for every Arsenal player on the pitch to be comfortable on the ball. It may well be hard for Arsenal to keep him next season, but they must do everything to retain him.