Arsenal's top five passers of the 2014/15 season - Surprise leader?

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We reveal the five most accurate passers in the Arsenal team so far this season.

Mikel Arteta is the most accurate passer in the Arsenal team so far this season.

Of all the Spaniard's 224 passes over 96% have found a teammate, in what has been a impressive ratio to start the season off. 

Arteta was a player whose future was considered in jeopardy over the summer after Arsene Wenger seemed to be intent on signing a defensive midfielder in the summer, but his form is this area is perhaps showing why the Frenchman ended up trusting what he had.

The club were linked with Sami Khedira and William Carvalho, but Arteta is proving to be technically very adept in the centre of the park for the club.

His defensive skills, however have been less eye-catching and there are still worries about this area of the pitch for Arsenal.

Still, the importance which Wenger places on retaining possession is evidenced by his top four players in the accurate passers list being defensively minded.

Arteta is joined by fellow midfielder Mathieu Flamini, whilst Per Metersacker and Laurent Koscielny, who also feature.

Although many Gunners fans would have hoped the passing this season would have been more incisive it is hard to think of too many more teams in the league who would have so many deep-lying players who are so able with the ball at their feet.

Of the more forward going players Santi Cazorla tops the list, after completing 89% of his passes, whilst Mesut Ozil doesn't make the grade - finishing in sixth position. 

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