Latest Arsenal FIFA 21 update confirmed with seven players downgraded

The latest FIFA 21 player database update has arrived and the Arsenal stars have seen mixed results with some of the veteran players suffering setbacks while the young guns continue to progress.

That has been the story on the pitch under Mikel Arteta with a number of young stars, including Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli impressing after a disappointing start to the season.

That disappointing start was a collective effort, but poor displays from the likes of Willian and Nicolas Pepe could not be ignored, despite a recent resurgence, and that is reflected in the latest update with both players suffering downgrades.

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Take a look below as we take you through all the changes to the Arsenal squad on FIFA 21 as of the latest database update, which is available to download now on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Bernd Leno – Downgrade

Leno’s overall rating has dropped by one from 85 to 84 and that might feel a little harsh given he has only conceded 19 in 17 games despite Arsenal’s poor run, managing five clean sheets.

Leno’s handling also dropped by one, while his potential dropped by two from 87 to 85.

Hector Bellerin – Downgrade

Another player to suffer a drop is Bellerin, who has been linked with a move away from the Gunners amid reported interest from Barcelona.

The Spaniard has lost ground on sprint speed, acceleration and potential, which all decreased by one, while his stamina improved by as much.

Bellerin has been linked with a Barcelona return
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It hasn’t been Bellerin’s best year, so far, but he has looked improved amid the Gunners’ latest revival, particularly impressing in the win over Chelsea.

Gabriel Magalhaes – Upgrade

Summer signing Gabriel is on the up with his dribbling increasing from 49 to 52 after what has been a surprisingly decent season for Arsenal at the back,…