2021/22 season started with much optimism for Arsenal, but finished with a lot of disappointment. Many of Arsenal’s star players, such as Aubameyang, endured a torrid campaign. Thus, FIFA 22 ratings for some Arsenal players are expected to be lower than their ratings in FIFA 21. In this article, we will take a look at the expected FIFA 22 rating for Arsenal players.
Note:- Only overall ratings are indicated. Players are arranged in no particular order.
#1 Cedric Soares – 76
Cedric covered up for the injured Tierney last season and did not do much wrong. Hence, he retains his FIFA 21 rating.
#2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 84
Aubameyang looked a shadow of his own self in 20/21 and hence his FIFA 22 rating is likely to be reduced.
#3 Calum Chambers – 75
Chambers did decently in the limited opportunities he got in 20/21. Hence, he retains his FIFA 21 rating.
#4 Gabriel Magalhães – 77
Gabriel arrived at Emirates in the summer of 2020 amidst much fanfare. But his performances declined as the season went on and hence his rating is set to be reduced.
#5 Mohamed Elneny – 77
Elneny retains his FIFA 21 rating as he was solid on his day and always worked hard across the pitch.
#6 Rob Holding – 77
Holding was Arsenal’s most reliable center-back in 20/21. He also gets his FIFA 21 rating.
#7 Sead Kolasinac – 73
Loaned out to Schalke in January, Kolasinac could not stop them from getting relegated to the second division.
#8 Alexandre Lacazette – 83
Lacazette was Arsenal’s best player last season and deserves an increased rating. Lacazette scored 13 goals in the Premier League despite missing a lot of games due to injury.
#9 Bernd Leno – 84
Leno kept 11 clean sheets in 20/21, four more than his tally in 19/20. Hence, he retains his rating.
#10 Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 74
Maitland-Niles played for West Brom on loan from Arsenal, but did not produce any impactful performances.
#11 Pablo Mari – 76
Mari retains his rating as he was solid in defense but did not get consistent opportunities to prove his worth.
#12 Edward Nketiah – 74
Nkeitah scored just 2 goals in 17 appearances for Arsenal in the 20/21 PL season. He is still too young to be punished for a lack of productivity, and hence he retains his FIFA 21 rating.
#13 Martin Odegaard – 83
Odegaard joined Arsenal on loan in January 2021 and had his share of impressive moments. He retains his previous rating.
#14 Thomas Partey – 81
Partey was one of Simeone’s most trusted players, but he has lost his credibility after joining Arsenal.
#15 Nicolas Pepe – 80
Pepe was scintillating in the Europa League, but did not justify his price tag in the Premier League. A strong end to the 20/21 season sees him retain his FIFA 21 rating.
#16 Aaron Ramsdale – 74
Ramsdale has earned a big-money move to Arsenal after solid performances for Sheffield United. He retains his rating as, despite his best efforts, Sheffield United were relegated.
#17 Albert Sambi Lokonga -72
Lokonga is regarded as a bright but raw talent. He was a vital part of the Anderlecht midfield, but his club failed to win the league.
#18 Kieran Tierney – 81
Tierney was often Arsenal’s lone warrior in 20/21 and his performances and attitude were admired by Arsenal fans.
#19 Takehiro Tomiyasu – 75
Tomiyasu is a solid physical presence and is expected to be a key part of Arsenal’s 20/21 campaign.
#20 Ben White – 77
Known for his passing and accuracy, Ben White could be the solution for Arsenal’s defensive woes.
#21 Granit Xhaka – 79
Xhaka’s FIFA 22 rating is expected to remain the same as his FIFA 21 rating. He neutralized a bad season for Arsenal with splendid performances in EURO 2020.
#22 Bukayo Saka – 80
Saka was one of Arsenal’s few positives from the previous season, and hence deserves an increase in rating.
#23 Gabriel Martinelli – 75
Due to injuries, Martinelli did not have a considerable effect on Arsenal’s 20/21 campaign.
#24 Emile Smith Rowe – 78
Smith Rowe emerged as a bright prospect during the latter half of the 20/21 campaign. He is rated highly by fans and could be Arsenal’s next big thing.
#25 Nuno Tavares – 73
Tavares scored a goal and two assists on his debut for Benfica and should give Tierney a tough competition for the left-back slot.
#26 Folarin Balogun – 62
With Aubameyang struggling for goals, Balogun could get a few games this season to prove his worth.
#27 Runar Alex Runarsson – 70
It will be almost impossible for Runarsson to get any playing time due to the presence of Leno and Ramsdale.