It’s been a disappointing start to the 2019/20 season for Arsenal.
The club appear to have a mountain to climb in order to finish in the top four come May.
The Gunners brought in several news faces in the summer of 2019, but how do they rank after the first part of the season?
N/A William Saliba
Arsenal secured a deal for defender William Saliba, but the highly rated French youngster headed straight back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season, where he has endured an injury-hit start.
#5 David Luiz
David Luiz at a reported £8 million (Sky Sports) was supposedly a brilliant deal for Arsenal, but the Brazilian has arguably only made the Gunners’ backline worse.
Alongside Sokratis, the ex-Chelsea man has been far too erratic and has thrown back to the early days of his first stint at Stamford Bridge.
#4 Kieran Tierney
He’s going to be great, but Kieran Tierney just hasn’t had any luck so far following his £25 million move from Celtic (BBC Sport).
The left-back has been limited to just 11 first-team appearances so far, with his recovery from a double hernia operation over the summer eating into the early season.
He’s now set for more time on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder against West Ham United on Monday.
#3 Dani Ceballos
Ceballos was hugely trusted by Unai Emery before his sacking, but the Spaniard hasn’t really been able to kick on from his stunning full debut against Burnley in August.
The playmaker, on loan from Real Madrid, perhaps needs to take more risks as it’s all a bit safe at the moment.
He is clearly a talent, and needs to operate as a number eight like Aaron Ramsey did.
#2 Nicolas Pepe
Ivorian winger Pepe is under huge pressure due to his £72 million price tag (BBC Sport).
He has shown flashes of brilliance, and just needs to be a bit more consistent – that’s something that’ll likely come in the coming months.
The way he took his goal against West Ham is clear evidence of his talent.
#1 Gabriel Martinelli
The Brazilian teenager has been a breath of fresh air for Arsenal so far, and he’s clearly going to be a big talent.
The South American hasn’t let coming to one of the biggest clubs in Europe phase him one little bit, and has been taking his goals like a seasoned striker.
He is without doubt Arsenal’s best-performing summer signing.