Who was Arsenal’s best player in 2013 according to 15 experts?

The Guardian has released their prestigious top 100 players of 2013 list, with four players from the Emirates Stadium making the cut.

Arsenal have been one of the Premier League's most entertaining and top sides for 2013, and are unlucky not to be in top spot at Christmas

The Guardian have released their top 100 players of 2013 list, with the north London club recognised for their achievements.

Arsenal have four players included after their scintillating start to this season – but who is adjudged as their top player for 2013 by the team of 15 footballing experts?

Mesut Ozil has been a standout success for the Gunners since moving to north London from Real Madrid in the summer, and is the highest player in the list for Arsenal.

He is adjudged as the 12th best player in world football for 2013, moving up from 17th place from the year before.

Aaron Ramsey has had a fantastic year, and has been a driving force in the Arsenal midfield this term. The Wales international is recognised in 49th position, having not made the cut last year.

Next up is Santi Cazorla, a man that has been eclipsed somewhat since Ozil’s arrival at the club. The Spain international is in 67th place though, moving up from 73rd position in 2012.

Finally, Laurent Koscielny has been recognsed for Arsenal’s miserly defensive effort this season, coming into the list at 74th place – his first inclusion.

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