Since Emery joined Arsenal, the club adopted the high-energy and attacking style of play. Many believe that the glory days are not far away for the Gunners. Down are the most improved Arsenal players this season.
5. Danny Welbeck
— Danny Welbeck (@DannyWelbeck) October 25, 2018
Since arriving from Manchester United, Danny Welbeck has never really established himself as the first-choice striker at the Emirates. In the early part of his Arsenal career, he had to play second fiddle to Olivier Giroud whereas currently, he is clearly the third-choice striker behind Lacazette and Aubameyang.
However, since Emery’s appointment, the Englishman has discovered arguably his best patch of form in the Red and White. Despite playing fleetingly, he has notched up goals in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup, having scored two in each.
Moreover, he seems to have found his confidence, something which was sorely lacking for the better part of last season.
4. Hector Bellerin
1 goal, 2 assists…. 😂👀 pic.twitter.com/2tgOGjI8Jf
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) October 22, 2018
Hector Bellerin burst on to the scene as a teenager and quickly became Arsenal’s first-choice right-back. However, after a couple of encouraging seasons, his form dipped and his development stunted.
Bellerin has upped his game when it comes to defending and if Emery can continue working his charm, one can expect the former to be back in the reckoning as one of the top-drawer right-backs in the world.
Another aspect that Bellerin has hugely improved upon is his final ball. Over the years, the Spaniard was never shy of venturing forward yet lacked the end product despite being involved in the attacking third more often than not. In the 2018-19 season, he already has 4 league assists to his name.
3. Alexandre Lacazette
Great Performance from the team, atmosphere was good, thanks for the fans !! Belle performance de l’équipe , l’ambiance était bonne ,merci aux supporters ! #nevergiveup #arsenal #AL9 pic.twitter.com/BR6rhrYlww
— Alexandre Lacazette (@LacazetteAlex) November 3, 2018
In the 2017 off-season, Arsenal smashed their transfer record to bring the much-vaunted French striker to the Emirates. After hitting the ground running initially, he endured a mid-season slump which was compounded by a knee injury that kept him out substantially.
At the start of this season, Lacazette wasn’t the premier striker with Aubameyang being given the nod. However, on the weight of performances, the former quickly got himself into the running for the ‘No.9’ slot. After the duo combined to great effect against Cardiff, the pair has gone from strength to strength with the Gabonese willing to start on the left in order to accommodate the Frenchman.
In the league, Lacazette has made the net bulge on five occasions with his latest goal being the vital equaliser against Liverpool.