Piers Morgan names his Arsenal player of the season so far and picks out the two stars who pushed him close | The Sun

Piers Morgan names his Arsenal player of the season so far and picks out the two stars who pushed him close | The Sun

ARSENAL fan Piers Morgan has named Oleksandr Zinchenko as his club's player of the season so far.

Zinchenko, 26, left Manchester City to join the Gunners for £32million in the summer.

He has thrived since arriving at the Emirates, establishing himself as Mikel Arteta's first-choice left-back ahead of Kieran Tierney.

And he produced another sensational display on Wednesday evening, sliding Bukayo Saka through to rifle home the opener in a 4-0 win over Everton.

The result takes Arsenal five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

And Morgan believes Ukraine captain Zinchenko has been the side's standout performer in the campaign, narrowly edging ahead of Saka and skipper Martin Odegaard.


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Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: "My argument for the last 18 years has been there have been so many weak links in the team. You’d see Arsenal go out against the bigger clubs: Chelsea, United, City, whatever.

"There were always weaknesses in those starting XIs. I don’t see any weaknesses now. I just see a mixture of youth and experience, players who’ve got the right attitude now.

"The signings that were made in the close season – bringing Saliba back, [he] has been transformative with Gabriel.

"Getting Gabriel Jesus, although he’s been injured, imagine what it’ll be like when he’s back for the run in.

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"For me, potentially along with Saka and Odegaard, the player of the season for us, and maybe the Premier League, has been Zinchenko.

"Pep Guardiola said he was surplus to requirements. His heat map last night is absolutely insane. That guy was supposed to be left-back and he was absolutely everywhere."

Morgan then went on to add: "Then you get to Partey, immensely important when he came on, Xhaka has turned himself around from being booed off the pitch to one of our key players.

"I remember the Wenger title winning teams and there were no weaknesses on the pitch and I feel that again.

"That’s why I’m excited about our chances of winning the league.

"We are up against City who have this amazingly deep squad, but I don’t think they are as good as they have been. I think we are as strong as we have been since 2004."

Next up for Arsenal is a home game against Bournemouth on Saturday.

They then resume their Europa League campaign with a last-16 tie against Sporting Lisbon, with a trip to Fulham sandwiched in between the two legs.

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