Arsenal registered a statement victory on matchday 10 in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta’s side beat Liverpool 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium to make it eight wins from nine to start the season. Elsewhere in the league, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Tottenham all picked up victories, with plenty of promising performances from Phil Foden and Mason Mount.
GK: David de Gea (Manchester United)
David de Gea showed signs that he is willing to adapt and change his game under Erik ten Hag in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Everton. The Spaniard was much more polished with the ball at his feet and made some important interventions as a sweeper.
RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal)
Playing at left-back against the best winger in the Premier League, Takehiro Tomiyasu didn’t give Mohamed Salah a single kick in the game as he won seven of his ten duels and made 12 recoveries and clearances.
CB: Craig Dawson (West Ham)
Craig Dawson used all his experience and wisdom to earn a penalty for West Ham that got them back in the game, and the English defender pocketed Fulham striker Vinicius with the help of his partner Kurt Zouma.
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)
Graham Potter played a heavily rotated team in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Wolves, and Kalidou Koulibaly starred at the centre of defence for the Blues in place of Thiago Silva. The Senegalese was silky on the ball, completing 72 of his 80 passes, and was virtually impossible to go past as former Chelsea striker Diego Costa had a quiet outing on his return to Stamford Bridge.
LB: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Joao Cancelo was a joy to watch for Manchester City in their 4-0 thrashing of Southampton, the Portuguese coming away from the game with a goal, an assist, and a clean sheet.
CM: Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Mason Mount was the standout player in Chelsea’s 3-0 rout over Wolves. The Englishman created five chances and bagged two assists from open play to register his first goal contribution of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
CM: Bruno Guimares (Newcastle United)
Bruno Guimares has gone from strength to strength on Tyneside since his January arrival from Lyon, and the Brazilian scored another two goals – including a world-class strike from outside the box – to give the Magpies a dominant 5-1 win over Brentford.
CM: Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Phil Foden followed up his hat-trick against Manchester United last weekend with another strong display against Southampton. The Englishman set up Joao Cancelo’s opener before getting on the scoresheet himself with a delightful, chipped finish over Gavin Bazunu.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
Gabriel Martinelli had Liverpool right-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez on toast either side of half-time, the Brazilian winger ripping the Reds’ defence to shreds with his majestic dribbling and directness.
RW: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Following his brace against Liverpool, Bukayo Saka has now scored against each of the big six teams in the Premier League by age 21. The winger put Arsenal ahead on the stroke of half-time before showing nerves of steel as he scored the crucial penalty in the second half to win the game for the Gunners.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham)
Gianluca Scamacca delivered his finest performance in a West Ham shirt since his move from Sassuolo in the summer as the Italian scored the winning goal, created two chances, and registered 0.68 xG from five shots in the box against Fulham at the Olympic stadium.
Manager: Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
Mikel Arteta secured arguably the most important win of his Arsenal career as the North London side beat Liverpool to continue their winning run in the Premier League. The Gunners came out flying out of the box to open the scoring in 58 seconds and were dominant against the Reds in the second half to remain at the top of the table after nine games.