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For as long as they've been around, Arsenal has been one of the most important clubs in English football. Since the club's formation in 1886, the North London club has had some of the most popular players in league history to round out its squad. Since Arsene Wenger became the club's manager in 1996, it has enjoyed a period of constant success that can rightfully be called one of the team's glory period. Wenger has brought in top-notch talent, including two of the greatest Gooners in history. No one will doubt that Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, two members of the legendary "Invincibles" squad of the 2003-04 season that went undefeated, are club icons. Many of the team's best players have played for Wenger.

Who are the greatest players in Arsenal history? Before Wenger, two of the greatest players in Arsenal history are Tony Adams and Ian Wright. Both these Arsenal legends were featured as part of the legendary 1989 First Division winners, that was the subject of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch. The best and most memorable Arsenal players were a part of their championship squads, which there are plenty of.

This is the list of the best Gooners of all time. If you notice someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list of the greatest Arsenal players in club history.
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Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 320 39
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

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+ - 199 62
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Patrick Vieira Midfielder

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+ - 170 57
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Robert Pirès Midfielder

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+ - 138 65
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ian Wright Forward

6
+ - 182 66
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alexis Sánchez Forward

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+ - 135 64
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David Seaman Goalkeeper

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+ - 136 66
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Tony Adams Defender

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+ - 135 62
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

10
+ - 123 57
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Sol Campbell Defender

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+ - 186 79
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Mesut Özil Midfielder

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+ - 168 93
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

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+ - 100 47
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 133 71
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

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+ - 89 39
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Santi Cazorla Midfielder

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+ - 97 41
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

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+ - 78 37
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Emmanuel Petit Midfielder

18
+ - 84 36
Laurent Koscielny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

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+ - 76 42
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Liam Brady Midfielder

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+ - 59 26
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Gilberto Silva Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 63 33
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Martin Keown Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 42 25
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David O'Leary Defender

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+ - 44 24
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ray Parlour Midfielder

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+ - 52 25
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Lee Dixon Defender

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+ - 51 29
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Charlie George Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 43 20
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Cliff Bastin Outside forward, Midfielder

27
+ - 57 30
Nwankwo Kanu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nwankwo Kanu Forward

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+ - 91 61
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Aaron Ramsey Midfielder

29
+ - 39 19
David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David Rocastle Midfielder

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+ - 80 55
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 69 50
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ashley Cole Defender

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+ - 55 38
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Kolo Touré Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 42 29
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Pat Jennings Goalkeeper

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+ - 40 24
Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alan Smith Forward

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+ - 39 27
Paul Merson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Paul Merson Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 31 19
Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nigel Winterburn Defender

37
+ - 27 12
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Tomáš Rosický

38
+ - 32 19
Pat Rice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Pat Rice Defender

39
+ - 40 27
Sylvain Wiltord is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Sylvain Wiltord Forward, Midfielder

40
+ - 24 17
George Graham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
George Graham Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 37 31
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nicolas Anelka Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 58 49
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Jack Wilshere Midfielder

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+ - 12 4
Mathieu Flamini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Mathieu Flamini Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 21 18
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alan Ball, Jr. Midfielder

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+ - 17 5
Olivier Giroud is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Olivier Giroud Forward

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+ - 50 43
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 22 20
Frank McLintock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Frank McLintock Defender, Wing half

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+ - 19 15
George Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

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+ - 20 19
Kenny Sansom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Kenny Sansom Defender

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+ - 18 17
Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Bob Wilson Goalkeeper