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.
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1
1,075 139
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
888 95
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

3
613 127
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

4
510 144
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

5
423 146
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

6
430 132
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

7
375 132
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

8
390 144
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
357 115
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

10
260 104
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

11
264 91
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

12
397 294
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

13
194 76
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

14
160 86
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

15
270 102
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

16
330 202
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

17
218 82
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

18
287 134
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

19
174 85
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

20
203 82
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder

21
211 103
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

22
459 212
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

23
172 76
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

24
193 67
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

25
135 67
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Outside forward, Midfielder