Premier League Team of the Week: Arsenal lead the way as four Gunners feature

Arsenal remain on top of the Premier League and hold a strong advantage over a number of their rivals after a weekend of mixed fortunes for the rest of the early season pace setters

SZCZESNY v Cardiff


TERRY v Southampton
OVIEDO v Stoke
RAMSEY v Cardiff
RAMIRES v Southampton
OZIL v Cardiff

NASRI v Swansea
ROONEY v Tottenham
The Gunners ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Cardiff in Wales on Saturday, before Liverpool suffered a shock defeat to Hull and Tottenham and Manchester United played out a 2-2 draw.

As a result, Arsene Wenger's side are prominent in Goal's Premier League Team of the Week, with Wojciech Szczesny (3.5) making a couple of key saves when his side were just one goal to the good.

In defence, Seamus Coleman (4) enjoyed an afternoon of marauding forward for Everton against Stoke and managed to score in a 4-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Laurent Koscielny (4) put in another classy and assured performance against Cardiff as his partnership with Per Mertesacker continues to prove hard to crack.

Koscielny is joined by John Terry (4), who marked his 400th Premier League appearance for Chelsea with a well-taken goal as the Blues recovered from conceding an early goal against Southampton to win 3-1.

Deputising for Leighton Baines, who has been a regular feature in Team of the Week, Bryan Oviedo (4) also managed to notch in the 4-0 win against Stoke and proved excellent cover at left-back for Roberto Martinez.

In the centre of midfield, Aaron Ramsey (4.5) makes his sixth appearance in Team of the Week - more than any other player so far - after scoring twice against former club Cardiff.

Ramires (4) joins Ramsey in the middle, having helped to haul Chelsea back into the game at Stamford Bridge.

Gerard Deulofeu (4.5) arrived at Everton from Barcelona with a big reputation, and the young forward showed plenty of quality against Stoke, scoring a goal and setting up two more in the romp.

Another to regularly feature in our Team of the Week, Mesut Ozil (4) returned to his very best after a quiet game against Southampton, providing the assist for Ramsey to score the opener against Cardiff.

Ozil is joined by Samir Nasri (3.5), whose two goals in the second half at the Etihad Stadium ensured Manchester City picked up a 3-0 win over Swansea City on Sunday.

The lone striker, Wayne Rooney (3.5) earned his place in the Team of the Week with a clinical finish and a calmly taken penalty against Tottenham as Manchester United came from behind twice to draw against Spurs.