It's been a tough 12 months if you're an Arsenal fan.
Mikel Arteta's side struggled for any sort of consistency last season, finishing a lowly eighth, meaning they will play no European football this season.
The start of the current campaign hasn't been much better, with the Gunners sitting rock bottom as we enter the international break.
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- Latest News
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OVR 87 → 86)
- Bernd Leno (OVR 85 → 84)
- Thomas Partey (OVR 84 → 83)
- Martin Ødegaard (OVR 83 → 83)
- Alexandre Lacazette (OVR 83 → 81)
- Nicolas Pépé (OVR 82 → 81)
- Ben White (OVR 75 → 81)
- Kieran Tierney (OVR 78 → 81)
- Granit Xhaka (OVR 80 → 81)
- Bukayo Saka (OVR 75 → 78)
- Emile Smith-Rowe (OVR 69 → 77)
But how will their poor form affect their FIFA 22 ratings? Let's find out.
16 September 2021 -
What do you make of them?
15 September 2021 -
As per FutZone on Twitter, it seems as though Arsenal and England youngster Bakayo Sake could be in line for an 80 OVR rating in FIFA 22.
For now, nothing in confirmed, with all Arsenal players still in the dark on their official FIFA 22 ratings.
However, we don't think it will be long before we find out from EA themselves as it's fast approaching the release of the FIFA 22 Web App and Early Access launch.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OVR 87 → 86)
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should lead the ratings for his side in FIFA 22.
That being said, the Gabon international failed to hit the heights expected of him following his contract extension and as a result, we are expecting a slight downgrade.
Bernd Leno (OVR 85 → 84)
The battle for the number one spot at the Emirates has picked up following the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale, though Leno has been given the nod in the early stages of the 2021/22 season.
The German veteran has been one of the better performers for Mikel Arteta's men over the course of the last 12 months, but we think 85 is just a little too high.
Thomas Partey (OVR 84 → 83)
Thomas Partey's Arsenal career got off to a bright start following his move from Atletico Madrid, but it soon took a turn.
Injuries didn't help the form of the central midfielder, who looks set for a downgrade from the 84 OVR he was awarded at the beginning of FIFA 21.
Martin Ødegaard (OVR 83 → 83)
After a successful loan spell at the club, Martin Ødegaard has made his swtich to North London permanent.
The Norweigan will be hopeful for a run of game time that could help him to reach his potential, but for now we have him remaining at a modest 83 OVR.
Alexandre Lacazette (OVR 83 → 81)
Lacazette has endured a torrid couple of seasons in North London.
The French forward has seen his rating tumble year upon year, and we're anticipating another big drop ahead of FIFA 22. We have him at an 81 OVR.
Nicolas Pépé (OVR 82 → 81)
The next 12 months look like being a crucial time in the career of Nicolas Pepe.
The Ivory Coast winger has severly unperformed since making the £72,000,000 move to the Emirates, another downgrade is on the cards, but could it be the last time to use Pépé as an Arsenal man?
Ben White (OVR 75 → 81)
There are few Arsenal players that are expected to see their rating upgraded this year, although new signing Ben White should be an exception.
The Englishman joined the Gunners in a £50M deal in a bid to sure up Arsenal's leaky defence. Whilst his Arsenal career hasn't got off to the brightest of starts, the young centre back should see a big leap from his 75 OVR on FIFA 21.
Kieran Tierney (OVR 78 → 81)
Another upgrade should come the way of Scottish fullback, Kieran Tierney.
The former Celtic man was a bright spark in an otherwise disappointing 2020/21 campaign, with Tierney firmly establishing himself as one of the league's best left backs.
Granit Xhaka (OVR 80 → 81)
We've got Xhaka in line for a slight upgrade too, but not as a result of his performances for Arsenal.
The Gunner's captain was one of the stars of Euro 2020, shining for Switzerland as they upset the odds to reach the quarter finals of the competition.
Bukayo Saka (OVR 75 → 78)
Arguably Arsenal's best player last season, young Englishman Bukayo Saka is a shoo-in for an upgrade.
We've got Saka down as a 78 OVR to start the upcoming FIFA campaign, though don't be suprised if EA opt for a 79 or even an 80.
Emile Smith-Rowe (OVR 69 → 77)
The biggest upgrade for any member of Arsenal's squad this year is reserved for their new number 10, Emile Smith-Rowe.
The young attacking midfielder enjoyed a breakthrough season for Arteta's side, and looks set to play a starring role over the course of the next 12 months.