There is a renewed sense of optimism around the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta has brought an FA Cup and a Community Shield to the club during his short tenure so far, here is how his side shapes up on FIFA 21.
The best of the best on FIFA 21 have been confirmed as EA released the ratings for the top 100 players on their upcoming title.
Two Arsenal stars feature, and the ratings are somewhat surprising!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OVR 87)
Aubameyang will be Arsenal’s top-rated player on FIFA for another season.
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But surprisingly it will be as an 87 OVR – one rating lower than his FIFA 20 base card – despite finishing the Premier League season with 22 goals, the second-best return of any PL player last term.
Bernd Leno (OVR 85)
Leno enjoyed a fine 2019/20 campaign as he firmly established himself as Mikel Arteta’s number one.
The German stopper remains one of the Premier League’s better options between the sticks in FIFA 21 as his rating increases to an 85 OVR.
The ratings for the rest of the Arsenal squad are set to be announced in due course.
But until then, here are our predictions for how we see the Gunners lining up on FIFA 21.
Alexandre Lacazette (OVR 86 → 84)
Alexandre Lacazette has been a solid player for the Gunners, but he’s yet to pull up any trees.
Laca grabbed his first goal of the season in Arsenal’s opening day win over Fulham as he looks to kick on under Arteta. No place in the top 100 means we’re likely to see his rating drop to an 84 on FIFA 21.
Mesut Ozil (OVR 84 → 83)
Is there player in the Premier League more frustrating than Mesut Ozil?
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The German midfielder has all the capabilities to be one of the best attacking midfielders in the world but off-field issues continue to halt his career. Another downgrade is in store in FIFA 21.
Sokratis (OVR 84 → 83)
Experienced defender Sokratis has been a good signing for
The Gunners back line has been their Achilles heel for a
long time, but Sokratis has brought an air of dependability to the Emirates
Granit Xhaka (OVR 81 → 82)
Swiss international Granit Xhaka has begun proving his doubters wrong.
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Over the last season and a half Xhaka has showcased his
ability on the ball as well as off it, although he is still prone to a yellow
Nicolas Pepe (OVR 83 → 82)
After arriving for £72 million, Nicolas Pepe’s first season was a little disappointing.
But with a new season and a new manager for Pepe, could we see an upturn in form for Arsenal’s record signing?
David Luiz (OVR 83 → 82)
Strongly linked to depart the Emirates at the end of the season.
David Luiz will be a big loss if he does leave Arsenal this
summer having featured in 25 of the Gunners 28 league games this season.
Lucas Torreira (OVR 82 → 81)
Another player who has had minimal impact since arriving.
Lucas Torreira has shown his tenacious tackling in midfield and could yet be a hit in the Premier League, but he has struggled for consistent minutes in the Arsenal XI.
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Leon Joseph is just a few years into his journalist career, but has already had pieces published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Game Spot. In regards to academics, Leon earned a degree in business from Texas State. Leon has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in the gaming industry.