With the start of the 2019/20 football season on the horizon, FIFA 2020's much anticipated release date beckons. 


Unai Emery's Arsenal had a disappointing season last year​. The Gunners missed out on Champions League football after finishing fifth in the Premier League and losing the Europa League final to Chelsea.


Given how the players performed, here is how they are expected to be rated on the upcoming FIFA. 


Bernd Leno

Bernd Leno

Position: Goalkeeper

FIFA 19 Rating: 83

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 83


​Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno was one of their most consistent performers last season. The keeper pulled off a number of key saves that saved Arsenal from dropping even more points.


The German kept nine clean sheets and conceded 45 goals in 36 appearances. His good performances, however, were often masked behind Arsenal's defensive problems last season. 


Laurent Koscielny

Olivier Giroud,Laurent Koscielny

Position: Centre-back

FIFA 19 Rating: 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81


Veteran Laurent Koscielny returned well following a long spell on the side lines with an Achilles tendon rupture. 


The centre-back had a number of good games for the Gunners and was certainly one of the more reliable centre-backs. Due to his age, it seems likely that he will be going down rather than up in the FIFA ratings. 


Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Position: Centre-back

FIFA 19 Rating: 84

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 84


​Greek centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos had a good first season with Arsenal. He was a consistent performer and became Unai Emery's number one choice at the back.


He settled well in the ​Premier League and will be looking to sure up any defensive issues from last season to get Arsenal back to where they belong. 


Sead Kolašinac

Sead Kolasinac,Daniel Parejo

Position: Left-back

FIFA 19 Rating: 80

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81


​Kolašinac enjoyed a good debut season for Arsenal. After getting over an initial knee injury, the defender held down a starting position in the Arsenal defence for most of the season, often operating as a LWB.


The Bosnian performed well and showed that he has real promise, so a slight upgrade only seems fair.


Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin

Position: Right-back

FIFA 19 Rating: 80

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 80


Hector Bellerin's season was cut short following a Cruciate Ligament Rupture against ​Cardiff in January. 


Prior to his injury, the Spaniard had been performing and was creating a lot of chances for his teammates. Despite this, his rating is likely to stay the same given his lack of game time. 


Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira

Position: Midfielder 

FIFA 19 Rating: 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 84


The Uruguayan was one of the bargains of the season. His performances for Arsenal were of the highest level and he was nominated as one of their players of the season.


One of Torreira's highlights would have been his debut goal against rivals ​Tottenham Hotspur. An increase of a few rankings is a dead cert.


Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 81

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81


Granit Xhaka enjoyed an average season in Arsenal's midfield. The midfielder struggled with injuries and often went under the radar in games. His standout performances came against ​Chelsea in the Europa League final and against ​Brighton in the league. 


The Swiss midfielder scored four goals and assisted his teammates a further five times. It seems unlikely that his rating will move much.


Mesut Ozil 

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Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 85

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 83


German midfielder ​Mesut Ozil struggled to hit top form this season with Arsenal. He had his fair share of injury problems, leaving him unable to hold down a consistent starting spot for the Gunners.


Ozil struggled to hit the heights he had previously and often went unnoticed, especially in big games. It is unclear what sort of future he has at the Emirates but a sizeable downgrade is likely.


Henrikh Mkhitaryan 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 80


​Henrikh Mkhitaryan was another one of Arsenal's midfielders that failed to make a substantial impact this season. The winger lacked creativity and was far too mistake prone. 


His return of only six goals in 39 appearances for a winger will be worrying for Arsenal.  A decrease in two points on FIFA 20 seems fair given the season he had.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Position: Forward

FIFA 19 Rating: 88

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 90


Striker ​Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang enjoyed a very good season with Arsenal. Aubameyang shared the Golden Boot in the Premier League with 22 goals alongside Liverpool's ​Mo Salah and ​Sadio Mane


The forward not only excelled in the League but also the Europa League where he scored eight goals and helped Arsenal reach the final. A sizeable upgrade is justified for Arsenal's star man. 


Alexandre Lacazette

FBL-EUR-C3-VALENCIA-ARSENAL

Position: Forward

FIFA 19 Rating: 85

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 87


Arsenal's player of the season ​Alexandre Lacazette had a very good season for the Gunners. The French international scored 19 goals and registered 13 assists. 


Lacazette was the man for a big occasion, scoring a number of vital goals for Arsenal, salvaging and gaining them a number of points. A big increase in his rating is likely in the next game. 


Alex Iwobi

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Position: Forward

FIFA 19 Rating: 78

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 79


​Alex Iwobi enjoyed a fairly good season for Arsenal. He managed to break into the first team and hold down a starting spot on the left. 


The winger scored six goals and provided a further nine assists. Iwobi showed the talent that he has on the odd occasion and will be looking to build on this season next year. An improved rating of a point seems fair. 


Mattéo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 74

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 77


Mattéo Guendouzi was signed as a backup midfielder and was not expected to play as much of a role as he did. However, the youngster ended up making 49 appearances this season for the Gunners and was solid in the midfield. 


An increase of three rating points seems likely given his age and performances. 


Shkodran Mustafi

Shkodran Mustafi,Jamie Vardy

Position: Defender

FIFA 19 Rating: 81

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 78

Mustafi had a disastrous season for Arsenal. He looked shaky in defence and made far too many costly mistakes. His future at the Emirates seems in doubt following his poor season. 



A decrease in four points on FIFA seems fair.


Nacho Monreal 

Nacho Monreal,Richarlison

Position: Defender

FIFA 19 Rating: 80

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 78


Nacho Monreal had an average season with the Gunners, struggling with injuries and to hold down a consistent spot in the starting team. Owing to this and his age, it seems that he will take a hit on the ratings next season.


Ainsley Maitland-Niles

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Position: Defender

FIFA 19 Rating: 73

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 76


Youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles had a breakthrough season in the Arsenal first team following Hector Bellerin's injury. The youngster seized his chance once the opportunity arose and put in a number of good performances.


Maitland-Niles managed to keep veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner out of the team, indicating his performance levels. Being so young, we can expect to see a big jump in the ratings next year. 


Rob Holding​

Joshua Kin,Rob Holding

Position: Defender

FIFA 19 Rating: 76

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 77


​Rob Holding made 16 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions before suffering a knee injury that kept him out for the rest of the season. 


While playing, the defender looked sharp with Arsenal looking more sure at the back. Despite the limited game time, FIFA may increase his rating by just the one point given his performances early on.


Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny,Jack Cork,Chris Wood

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 77

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 76


Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny had limited opportunities for Arsenal last season. He appeared 17 times in all competitions. When he was given the chance, his performances were generally average and he did not stand out. 


A decrease in rating seems likely given his lack of appearances last season.