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DREAM TEAM ROUND-UP: Arsenal deserve huge credit for the way they’ve burst out of the blocks this season, writes NICK ELLIOTT.

On the brink of October, the Gunners are top of the Premier League having won six of their first seven games.

Given that Mikel Arteta’s side also won their first European fixture of 2022/23, it would perhaps be reasonable to expect this supremacy to be reflected in the Dream Team rankings.

While plenty of Emirates residents are providing plentiful returns, not least the popular Gabriel Jesus (£5.7m) who has racked up 45 points, it’s Manchester City assets who are dominating the Stats Centre at this juncture.

Joao Cancelo (£7.6m) is already in a bracket of his own in his position having established a 17-point lead at the top of the defensive rankings.

The Portuguese full-back has earned seven 7+ ratings this campaign, only one player has more at this stage – more on him in a moment.

Cancelo built some serious momentum prior to the international break, registering 41 points across his last five outings.

Similarly, Kevin De Bruyne (£7.5m) is the current outright best asset in his field.


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