FIFA 19 Winter Upgrades: 3 Arsenal Players Who Will Get A Downgrade

It's been a mixed bag season for Arsenal
Modified 28 Jan 2019
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A new manager, a new era but the Gunners have still had the most Arsenal-like season once again. They had a rocky start, then went on a 22-match unbeaten run and are back to having a crisis now.

The Gunners have had some standout players and they are surely going to get an upgrade. But there are a few who have been bang average or worse and they are now set to get a downgrade when the rating refresh takes place.

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Here are 3 Arsenal players who will get a downgrade:

#3 Stephan Lichtsteiner

Stephan Lichtsteiner was signed by Arsenal on a free transfer
Stephan Lichtsteiner was signed by Arsenal on a free transfer

Stephan Lichtsteiner was signed by Arsenal on a free transfer after he was released by Juventus as they needed a leader in the dressing room.

Per Mertesacker had retired, Arsene Wenger had left his managerial position and there was no senior figure in the dressing room.

However, injuries to Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolašinac saw the former Juventus man make a lot of appearances this season. He enjoyed a good start at Emirates but has been very the weak link in the defence for a few matches now.

Ultimate Team players would not be bothered with a downgrade for Lichtsteiner as he is never preferred by any player. He's way too slow and even the ones who are just making their team opt not to have him in their starting XI.

Rated at 80 in FIFA 19, Lichtsteiner might see his rating come down to 78 at least. His defending starts currently stand at 82, pace at 71 and physical of 77 – all three stats will be the most affected with the rating refresh and it might go down to 78, 66 and 74 respectively.

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Published 18 Jan 2019
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