Former Liverpool and Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp has picked his team of the season so far in his column for the Daily Mail, and has named four Arsenal stars in the lineup.
The player turned pundit put Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, and Mesut Özil into his team, with Leicester City, Tottenham, and Everton players making up the rest of the team.
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Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy unsurprisingly make the team, with the goals and assists they’ve provided keeping Leicester surprisingly competitive this season. Wes Morgan and N’Golo Kante also make the team, and while the Foxes have not exactly been defensively solid this season, the pair have still played a large part in their success.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli are included, and it’s certainly hard to argue with the defender’s inclusion. Alli has certainly shown real quality for his age, although whether he has been the best midfielder in the Premier League this season is definitely questionable.
Romelu Lukaku is the only player from Everton, although he’d probably make most people’s teams this season. He’s been scoring for fun against any and all opponents, and has really boosted the Toffees chances of European qualification.
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With Arsenal currently top of the table, it’s easy to see why so many of our players make the team – and none of Chelsea, Manchester United, or Manchester City’s players do. Petr Cech has single handedly saved us a huge number of points already this season, while Bellerin and Monreal have been arguably the most reliable full-backs in the league. The youngster’s attacking qualities are plain for all to see, and he’s been assisting regularly utilising his pace and overlapping runs. Monreal is far less attack-minded, but the defensive stability he provides and the way he makes himself constantly available for the out ball has been massive.
The final name on the list is Mesut Özil, and if anybody argues with this one then they aren’t worth talking to. The World Cup winner has been the best No.10 in the world this season, never mind the Premier League. He’s leading the assists chart by a significant margin, and looks set to break all sorts of records this campaign.
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What do you think Gooners? Agree with Redknapp’s team of the season so far?