Cesc Fabregas has named his top five Arsenal players, which includes Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos.
Mikel Arteta has enjoyed plenty of success since he took over as Arsenal boss. There has been a clear improvement in them since he took the job.
Last season they lifted the FA Cup trophy under him for the fourteenth time. They also rose up the Premier League table to finished 8th.
Arsenal had a busy transfer window, bringing in the likes of Gabriel and Thomas Partey. The Gunners have made an inconsistent start to the season. They sit 11th currently with four wins and four losses.
Arteta is undergoing a long-term project at Arsenal, and he has some great players at his disposal.
Fabregas told 90.min that he considers Xhaka to be among Arsenal’s best players currently:
“Listen, it’s a transition period. Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time. The problem for a coach nowadays is that you have no time. You lose three games, everyone is asking for your head.
“I know it’s very, very difficult because you want to implement your ideas, and it’s a process. Sometimes, it’s difficult because football is moving very quickly, everyone wants to win, there’s pressure from the board, from the fans, from the players. You’re on the spot every single day.
“He’s trying to find his team. They have [Dani] Ceballos, they have [Granit] Xhaka, now they’ve added Thomas Partey from Atletico, who’s a very good player as well. They have Willian, they have [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang – top, top players, that’s 100 per cent sure.
“Maybe they still need a little bit more time.”
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