Hate to say I told you so, but during some of the darker days in recent times when many supporters were happy to write off most of our first team squad as not good enough, I repeatedly maintained that they weren’t as bad as they looked.
When a team is lacking in confidence and badly managed it’s easy for just about any player to look distinctly average.
Before Unai Emery was shown the door (and then invited to use it) I saw people on social media saying we should even get rid of Aubameyang and Lacazette.
And of course Luiz was a has-been, Xhaka a disaster, Torreira a lightweight, Mustafi a clown, Sokratis a liability etc etc.
So it’s interesting to see at least some of these players starting to find redemption under the new improved regime of Mikel Arteta.
Luiz looked like a world class centre half in our last two games against Chelsea and Manchester United. Torreira has been a mini man mountain. Xhaka suddenly looks like he belongs in an Arsenal shirt. Sokratis scored with a volley, for heaven’s sake.
So… which players who formerly failed to convince us fans do you think are most likely to be rehabilitated under Arteta and become fan favourites?
Cast your vote below and give your reasons in comments.