Arsenal under Unai Emery has been a strange team to follow.

From a 22 match unbeaten streak across all competitions to crashing out of two tournaments and now with a comeback required to progress from the first knockout stage of the Europa League.  

Fans have been put through the wringer, with fantastic performances against Tottenham and Chelsea juxtaposed by  unacceptably awful performances, such as that seen this past Thursday at BATE.

It’s fair to say that now that European competitions have resumed, we are into the business end of the season.

So, heading into this crucial phase, with 12 league games left to play and the Europa League still up for grabs, where does the squad stand at this moment in time?


As a position, the man between the sticks has not been someone Arsenal can rely upon.

This was evident as early as the first game when Petr Cech almost managed to turn the ball into his own net under no pressure whatsoever.

The man from the Czech Republic has made fourteen appearances in this the final season of his career, leaving the door open for the 26-year-old summer signing Bernd Leno.

Neither has covered themselves in much glory and in 38 games have kept five clean sheets apiece. Leno has conceded 31 goals in 24 games, to Cech’s 16 in 14.

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