Martin Keown, an Arsenal Legend, has identified the two powerful players who have been a huge help to the team this year.
Martin Keown also thinks Mikel Arteta’s players have let down a lot of people who think they are weak and incapable of challenging for trophies.
After seven games in the Premier League, Arsenal is in first place and will take on third-place Tottenham, who has not yet lost in the league this year.
The Brazilian international Gabriel has teamed up well with William Saliba, who returned from a season-long loan to Marseille at the end of last season, in Arsenal’s defense.
“Everyone thought Arsenal had a soft underbelly but that’s not quite there anymore,” he told talkSPORT.
“The two central defenders, Saliba and Gabriel, they’re two tough men. They’re strong and win the battles.
“Even Granit Xhaka is now becoming a fan favourite. Who would have thought that was going to happen? So there’s a change taking place.
“Arsenal are reemerging.”