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The criteria for this article are simple.
Players are rated on their Premier League form across four key attributes.
The attributes in question are:
Technique (out of 30)
Technique covers a variety of skills, from the first touch of the ball to controlling it to the skill of dribbling the ball. It also encompasses set-piece delivery and tackling.
The rating for technique is divided between statistics for dribbling (10), tackling (10) and passes per game (10), as per statistics provided by WhoScored. Each attribute is added together to give a final score up to 30.
Creativity (out of 30)
Creativity is an aspect of the game that Arsene Wenger puts huge efforts into coaching. It begins with movement on and off the ball and leads toward passing. It also takes in vision whereby players see potential passes where others only see a forest of legs.
Statistics for key passes, passes per game and through balls are measured for creativity, as per statistics provided by WhoScored. Each attribute is added together to give a final score up to 30.
Consistency (out of 30)
Consistency is something that has escaped Arsenal over the last 10 years but not this season. The Gunners are the most consistent team in the league and deservedly sit on top. This attribute covers the mental part of the game, where composure in pressure situations, game intelligence and determination come into effect.
The figures used to rate consistency are from WhoScored players ratings over the course of the season.
Bravery (out of 30)
One of the most underrated attributes of any player is how brave he/she is. If there is one thing that can be said of all of Wenger's teams it is that they are brave. Bravery covers leadership when situations are dire, a willingness to get on the ball in tight situations and teamwork.
Bravery is measured through a combination of games played, average rating and technique, as per statistics provided by WhoScored. Each attribute is added together to give a final score up to 30.
Each key statistic is taken and 10 points is awarded to the player with the highest total.
I.e. Aaron Ramsey is the highest-rated Arsenal player this season with a score with 8.09. He would be awarded 10 points with the player in second awarded nine, the player in third eight...and so on.
Regarding this list, Lukas Podolski ends up with a technical rating of five. This by no means means that his overall rating as a player is five. It just means that as far as this season is concerned his rating is 5/10.