3. William Saliba
While Gabriel also performed very well, it was Frenchman William Saliba who stood out the most. Saliba just has an aura around him that makes it seem like he will always come out on top and looks incredibly confident.
A few times, Everton had a half chance to go forward, with a player allowed to run into Saliba’s space a little. Anytime this happened, Saliba snuffed out the chance with ease, looking a few levels above the opposition, whether physically or tactically.
He was very safe with the ball as per usual and never seemed to be threatened. A combination of him and Rice in the team is devastating for the opposition, and it feels like Arsenal have really shored up any small defensive frailties they were showing last year.
If the Gunners started firing on all cylinders going forward, they would be extremely difficult to slow down. The title race could be very exciting this year.