Reviewing every Arsenal’s players season in 100 words or less.

For the third time running, it’s been a pretty underwhelming season for Arsenal Football Club. Targets haven’t been met and it seems like the transfer window will be quiet too. While it’s easy to criticise Unai Emery, the players need to take the blame too for some of this season’s failures. With that being said, I decided to review every single player in 100 words or less as well as rate their season out of 10.

*Must have played in at least five senior games, this season.

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Arsenal Watch: Eddie Nketiah

19-year-old forward Eddie Nketiah made his fifth appearance for Arsenal today as the Gunners faced Blackpool in the third round of the FA Cup. The Englishman has featured regularly in senior training for the Gunners and was awarded his third senior appearance for the club, this season, in his preferred position as a striker.

Going into the game, Arsenal manager Unai Emery opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation as opposed to the 3-4-2-1 system that was utilised midweek in the 4-1 victory versus Fulham in the Premier League. In regards to the Gunners’ attack, Aaron Ramsey was positioned in the traditional “number 10” role and was accompanied by Alex Iwobi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the flanks. As previously mentioned, Nketiah was positioned at the very front of the team in attack.

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Match Review: The Unai Emery Era Kicks Off With A Big Win

Unai Emery kicked off his career at Arsenal with an 8-0 win over Borehamwood in their first pre-season fixture of the summer. Goals from Reiss Nelson, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured a deserved victory for the Gunners. Meanwhile, summer signings Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos made their debuts for the club.

The away side enjoyed a quick start to the game with multiple chances at goal. Prolific forward Aubameyang scored the first goal under Emery’s leadership with a fantastic shot outside of the box.

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