The Gunners had a below-par season, failing to qualify for any European competition, as well as ending up trophyless.
There were some slight positives to come from the campaign with a handful of homegrown players graduating from the academy and excelling at first-team level.
First-team captain Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe have all seen their ratings drop from the previous version of the game.
New signings have arrived however, giving Gooners the chance to put their own stamp on the Arsenal squad, both on FIFA’s Ultimate Team and on Career Mode.
It’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the virtual world of football though for Arsenal fans. Bukayo Saka, who has had a remarkable rise over the last 18-months, moves up five to be rated 80 overall.
Emile Smith-Rowe, who stole the show in the North London Derby has gone from a high-end silver card to gold, moving up to 76, but if his performances this season are to go by, he will continue to rise at a rapid rate.
Gabriel Martinelli moves up by two to a rating of 76 after a respectable first year in England. New recruits Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga went up by one whilst deadline day signing Takehiro Tomiyasu has rose to 75.
Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe for their experience and the money the club has invested them, fell short of expectations last season.
Auba has dropped from 85 to 87, however he is still the highest rated player in the Arsenal squad.
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who has recently been displaced as number-one kept 11 clean sheets in the league last year, but that wasn’t enough to fend off a ratings drop of two. Aaron Ramsdale, who has recently ousted Leno for the starting position, unfortunately suffered a ratings drop following Sheffield United’s relegation to the Championship.
Both Alexandre Lacazette and club record signing Nicolas Pépé, both scored ten times or more in the league last year and assisted once, but both have suffered a rating of one to 82 and 81 respectively.
Ranked as Arsenal’s third-best player, Thomas Partey has moved down from 84 to 83.
Martin Odegaard, who had a fairly content loan spell at the Emirates, returned on a permanent deal this summer, but does not escape the ruthless world of rating decreases. Finishing off the rating drops is Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has been frozen out by Arteta, after wanting a move in the summer window. Maitland-Niles and left-back Sead Kolasinac, who has been moved out of the side by Kieron Tierney, are both now 75 rated.
Arsenal’s FIFA 22 player ratings in full:
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – OVR 85
- Bernd Leno – OVR 83
- Thomas Partey – OVR 83
- Alexandre Lacazette – OVR 82
- Martin Odegaard – OVR 82
- Nicolas Pepe – OVR 81
- Kieran Tierney – OVR 80
- Bukayo Saka – OVR 80
- Granit Xhaka – OVR 79
- Gabriel – OVR 79
- Mohamed Elneny – OVR 77
- Rob Holding - OVR 77
- Cedric Soares - OVR 76
- Pablo Mari - OVR 76
- Gabriel Martinelli - OVR 76
- Emile Smith-Rowe - OVR 76
- Ben White - OVR 76
- Ainsley Maitland-Niles - OVR 75
- Sead Kolasinac - OVR 75
- Takehiro Tomiyasu - OVR 75
- Calum Chambers - OVR 75
- Aaron Ramsdale - OVR 74
- Eddie Nketiah - OVR 74
- Albert Sambi Lokonga - OVR 73
- Nuno Tavares - OVR 70
- Folarin Balogun - OVR 64
- Catalin Cirjan - OVR 62
- Arthur Okonkwo - OVR 61
- Zak Swanson - OVR 61
- James Olayinka - OVR 60
- Joel Lopez - OVR 60
- Ben Cottrell - OVR 59
- Karl Hein - OVR 59