Premier League legend Alan Shearer has revealed his Team of the Season (TOTS) so far, and two Arsenal players have made the list.

The Gunners are on top of the Premier League table at the moment. We’ve been the best team in the country, and almost every single one of our players has been sensational.

However, just two of them have made Shearer’s Team of the Season.

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Alan Shearer snubs Jesus and Saka but includes two Arsenal stars in his TOTS

When you think of Arsenal this season, you’ll struggle to name a player who has had a bad campaign.

Our back four and goalkeeper have been solid, our midfield has been exceptional, and our attackers have contributed brilliantly as well.

For us Arsenal fans, a number of our first-team players will be in the Premier League Team of the Season so far, but Shearer has named just Granit Xhaka and William Saliba in his side.

The Englishman told the Premier League about Xhaka: “The way he has returned to form in the Arsenal team under Arteta when many, including myself, thought his time at Arsenal was up. He’s really driving this Arsenal team forward.”

About Saliba, he said: “He looks so mature, so experienced. Being away on loan has made him feel comfortable, more confident in what he’s doing and he looks really at home in the Premier League.”

Shearer snubs plenty of Arsenal players

Shearer is a boyhood Newcastle United fan and is a Magpies legend as well. Unsurprisingly, his Team of the Season is dominated by players from Eddie Howe’s side.

The former England striker has gone with Nick Pope in goal ahead of the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Alisson and Ederson, while Kieran Tripper has made the team over Arsenal star Ben White, who has been exceptional at right-back.

Fabian Schar gets a spot in the heart of defence, while Bruno Guimaraes gets the nod over Thomas Partey, who in our opinion has been the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League this season.

In attack, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus have all been snubbed in favour of Miguel Almiron, Kevin De Bruyne, James Maddison and of course, Erling Haaland.

We’re glad Xhaka and Saliba made it, but we feel at least three other Arsenal players have been ignored by Shearer here.

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