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Arsenal have enjoyed a hugely successful begin to the Premier League season, sitting top of the table because the sport enters the international break. One in all the players who has been key to this achievement is William Saliba, with the French defender forming a formidable partnership with Gabriel despite Mikel Arteta being told to sell the teenager by Paul Merson before the season began. 

Here Express Sport looks at the opposite stars along with Saliba who’ve helped the Gunners ascend to the highest of English football. 

William Saliba

It looked as if the French international had reached the crossroads of his Arsenal profession when he returned from his third loan spell in as a few years in Ligue 1. There have been calls from the likes of Merson for Arteta to sell the star, with the pundit claiming “if anyone offers them their a reimbursement they’d take it right away”. However the Spaniard’s faith has bourne fruit with Saliba becoming certainly one of their stars of the season. 

The 21-year-old has been magnificent on the centre of the Gunners’ success, along with his relationship with Gabriel proving to be the strong foundations needed for the side’s improvement. He has also chipped in with two goals, along with his curling strike against Bournemouth last month the pick of the bunch. 

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Gabriel Jesus 

The Brazilian striker has almost singled-handedly transformed Arsenal’s attacking output since his arrival from Manchester City in the summertime. He has already scored 4 times, contributing an extra three assists in his first seven games. 

His game is about so rather more than raw attacking numbers though – something Gunners have had the enjoyment of experiencing this 12 months. He knits a lot of the team’s forward-thinking moves together as they change into a more cohesive offensive unit. Jesus is relishing the role as predominant man on the Emirates and has arguably been the north London side’s player of the season to date. 

Granit Xhaka 

A largely underrated player because of his poor disciplinary record, Xhaka has gained more credit and a focus in consequence of his performances this season. He has been a controlling presence in midfield and is all the time available to assist out his team mates. 

His redemption within the eyes of Arsenal supporters and Arteta has been accomplished in consequence of his antics this season and he has once more taken up a position as certainly one of the team’s key leaders, after being stripped of the captaincy in 2019. He has worn the armband at spells again this 12 months with few supporters having something negative to say about him. 

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Martin Odegaard 

The Norway international was named club captain this season following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette and has relished the extra responsibility. He has linked up well with Jesus, being a creative influence within the No 10 position and contributing three goals. 

He has shown exceptional leadership despite being just 23 years old and has been a reliable figure for his team mates to look to. Odegaard looks ready-made to fulfil the role for the subsequent decade or more given his showings to date this 12 months. 

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