Soccer The Best Arsenal Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite Arsenal players based only on their time with the team.

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.

1
775 101
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

2
621 74
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

3
432 101
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Patrick Vieira Midfielder

4
365 96
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Robert Pirès Midfielder

5
312 113
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ian Wright Forward

6
319 107
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Tony Adams Defender

7
282 109
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David Seaman Goalkeeper

8
303 110
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
270 90
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Sol Campbell Defender

10
190 73
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Liam Brady Midfielder

11
127 58
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David O'Leary Defender

12
145 49
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Charlie George Forward, Midfielder

13
283 212
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

14
194 71
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Emmanuel Petit Midfielder

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208 81
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

16
131 55
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ray Parlour Midfielder

17
161 60
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Martin Keown Defender, Midfielder

18
158 52
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Gilberto Silva Defender, Midfielder

19
230 158
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

20
136 54
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Pat Jennings Goalkeeper

21
157 70
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Kolo Touré Defender, Midfielder

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186 104
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Santi Cazorla Midfielder

23
148 48
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Lee Dixon Defender

24
334 163
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Mesut Özil Midfielder

25
106 50
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Cliff Bastin Outside forward, Midfielder

26
138 46
Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alan Smith Forward

27
285 193
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alexis Sánchez Forward

28
96 41
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Michael Thomas Midfielder

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163 132
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Aaron Ramsey Midfielder

30
105 42
David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David Rocastle Midfielder

31
137 54
Nwankwo Kanu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nwankwo Kanu Forward

32
108 58
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nicolas Anelka Forward, Midfielder

33
164 128
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
_1449449066425 added Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

34
72 57
Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nigel Winterburn Defender

35
104 58
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
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144 123
Laurent Koscielny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

37
85 58
Pat Rice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Pat Rice Defender

38
122 133
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ashley Cole Defender

39
126 154
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

40
139 89
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

41
66 76
Paul Merson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Paul Merson Forward, Midfielder

42
119 129
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
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43 88
George Graham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
George Graham Forward, Midfielder

44
68 89
Sylvain Wiltord is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Sylvain Wiltord Forward, Midfielder

45
87 15
Ray Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Ray Kennedy Forward, Midfielder

46
60 47
Alexandre Lacazette is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
jkim added Alexandre Lacazette Forward

47
41 78
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alan Ball, Jr. Midfielder

48
48 39
John Radford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
John Radford Winger, Forward

49
56 111
Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Bacary Sagna Defender

50
39 89
Frank McLintock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Frank McLintock Defender, Wing half