Losing the opening three games of the season, it looked like Mikel Arteta was in serious trouble this term.
Since then, Arsenal have gone unbeaten, looking a lot happier defensively and with promising young players showing the others how it's done.
Find out what the Arsenal players are rated on FIFA 22 below.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OVR 85)
Part of the reason Arsenal failed to perform last season is that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could not find his shooting boots.
With that being said, the Gabonese striker still managed to score 10 goals in the Premier League, but for someone so talented, that was not good enough.
Thomas Partey (OVR 84)
The former Atletico Madrid man hadn't managed to show his true worth when first joining Arsenal, which was reflected in his 83 OVR rating.
He is now performing well for the team, gaining an upgrade to a 84 OVR as well as a position change from CM to CDM.
Alexandre Lacazette (OVR 82)
In terms of goals, 13 in 31 appearances in the Premier League could have been a lot worse for the French striker.
However, his downgrade, like many others, comes as a reminder of how Arsenal should have performed last season.
Bernd Leno (OVR 82)
Coming joint 5th in Premier League clean sheets last year with 11, Bernd Leno certainly wasn’t terrible.
However, when you consider 78 OVR rated former Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez kept 15, it wasn’t good enough to maintain the German’s 85 OVR rating.
With the emergence of Aaron Ramsdale, Leno has been kept to the bench and has seen another downgrade to just 82 OVR.
Martin Odegaard (OVR 82)
Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard impressed Mikel Arteta enough last season that Arsenal made his signing permanent.
With a belting free-kick already this season, Odegaard looks like a classy operator behind the forwards.
Nicolas Pepe (OVR 80)
For someone who promised so much when they first arrived, Nicolas Pepe has failed to contribute how Arsenal would have liked since he showed up at the Emirates.
You can see the talent is there with Pepe but he just can’t quite find the form to justify the price Arsenal paid for him.
Being kept out of the team by young, homegrown talents, Pepe has seen a rating drop to 80 OVR, and if he doesn't start challenging them for a spot soon expect that to continue falling.
Gabriel (OVR 80)
This season Arsenal have gone unbeaten with Gabriel in the team, his presence being a big factor in their changing fortune.
Now, you may say easier opposition is the reason for that, but there could be more to it than that.
He has been rewarded with an upgraded rating, increasing +1 to an 80 OVR.
Bukayo Saka (OVR 80)
There was a common trend at Arsenal last season where their youngest players seemed to perform best, and Bukayo Saka was no exception.
This form continued into Euro 2020 where Saka fought his way into the First 11 until he, unfortunately, picked up a knock which made room for the likes of Jadon Sancho.
Kieran Tierney (OVR 80)
Kieran Tierney has been one of Arsenal's best players since his move to the club, but unfortunately, that has been interrupted by injuries.
The Scottish left-back turned out to be a worthwhile investment for the Gooners as he was solid defensively and pretty good in attack all season.
Granit Xhaka (OVR 79)
Granit Xhaka is such a hard player to place.
He mixes up commanding performances with reckless red cards, making him very frustrating for fans.
It looked like he was set to leave Arsenal, but there is something about him that Arteta likes, keeping him in the team.