Best Save: Emiliano Martinez
What. A. Save.
It does fell unjust to not include any number of stunning Bernd Leno saves for this award (since he’s still here), but there is no ignoring Emiliano Martinez’s flying save in the shock win over Liverpool.
With Arsenal leading 2-1, Trent Alexander-Arnold had a crack from distance. His effort took a huge deflection en route to goal, wrong-footing Martinez who readjusted himself superbly to fling himself to the left and pull off a glorious fingertip stop to keep the Gunners in front.
Best Celebration: Gabriel Martinelli
You’ve just run the length of the pitch, your team are 1-0 down with ten men, N’Golo Kante almost puts you off with a slip, the keeper is making himself big, the away supporters are in sight and you calmly slot the ball home.
The goal itself is worthy of praise, but Gabriel Martinelli doing all of that and then having the audacity to stand arms folded in front of the barmy visiting section is…just cool, isn’t it?
He could only contain his joy for so long before erupting with emotion. An iconic moment from a player who is already considered an icon.
Most Bizarre Thought Process: Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta was trying all he could to amend Arsenal’s torrid run of form in the Premier League, coming to the conclusion that crosses were the perfect way to get Arsenal scoring again.
After his proclamation, Arsenal averaged 30 open play crosses per game for the three following fixtures. In the last two wins it’s been 9.5 per match, with that idea seemingly banished (Orbinho).
The quality of cross is important to mention, but hopeful punts into the box was a thought process that was…well, not thought out very well.