As ever in football, the players who score the goals and get fans off their seats are often the ones lauded around the world and recognised as the star players.
However at Arsenal, the intelligence of our manager and the style of football we play has always made us conscious of those crucial to the team play.
The very fact that many fans are of the opinion that Dennis Bergkamp is our best ever player whilst the public drooled over the devastating performances of Thierry Henry speaks volumes.
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This season, there have been a number of players crucial to our performances, especially in the second half of the season.
Here are five players we owe a lot of appreciation to.
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5. Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman’s inclusion in this list may surprise some but the consistency of his performances seems to have been taken for granted. After John Terry, is there a better defender in the league? Koscielny is perfect for our style of play and the amount of times he’s left to deal with centre forwards on his own is testament to his overall quality.