4. Mathieu Flamini (1.6 tackles per game)
It will come as little surprise to anyone to see French midfielder Mathieu Flamini on this list, but given the way that the summer signing charges around the pitch protecting the defence, the only shock is that he hasn’t placed higher.
Flamini has been a brilliant acquisition for Arsenal, with his organisation, leadership and positioning of the Gunners team a key part of the north London side’s best form.
It is no coincidence that the three matches Arsenal have lost this season have all been matches without Flamini in the side.