Determining who Arsenal's best players are is more difficult now than in seasons past.
We must see how the Gunners do during the rest of the season of course, but, after years of frustrating failure, Arsene Wenger's team looks to finally be turning into a title contender.
Whereas there existed a clearly discernible dichotomy in quality between Arsenal's best players and its benchwarmers in recent years, the distinction is now not quite so clear.
So let's endeavor on a problematic task: ranking everyone in Arsenal's Premier League squad.
Note: In this article, "Premier League squad" will encompass all players listed under "first team" on Arsenal.com.