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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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400 57
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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2
340 44
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

3
215 68
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Patrick Vieira Midfielder

4
179 61
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Robert Pirès Midfielder

5
147 72
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ian Wright Forward

6
148 71
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Tony Adams Defender

7
192 74
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alexis Sánchez Forward

8
145 66
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
142 71
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David Seaman Goalkeeper

10
134 60
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Sol Campbell Defender

11
181 99
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

12
194 86
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Mesut Özil Midfielder

13
110 48
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

14
89 38
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Emmanuel Petit Midfielder

15
144 75
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

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16
97 41
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Santi Cazorla Midfielder

17
103 44
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
_1449449066425 added Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

18
67 27
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Gilberto Silva Defender, Midfielder

19
82 43
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Liam Brady Midfielder

20
93 40
Laurent Koscielny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

21
72 34
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Martin Keown Defender, Midfielder

22
58 25
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Lee Dixon Defender

23
49 25
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ray Parlour Midfielder

24
45 26
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David O'Leary Defender

25
64 31
Nwankwo Kanu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nwankwo Kanu Forward

26
54 30
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Charlie George Forward, Midfielder

27
46 22
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Cliff Bastin Outside forward, Midfielder

28
43 19
David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
David Rocastle Midfielder

29
76 51
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ashley Cole Defender

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60 38
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Kolo Touré Defender, Midfielder

31
95 65
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Aaron Ramsey Midfielder

32
35 14
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický

33
44 26
Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alan Smith Forward

34
82 60
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

35
42 28
Paul Merson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Paul Merson Forward, Midfielder

36
44 30
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Pat Jennings Goalkeeper

37
36 23
Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nigel Winterburn Defender

38
36 21
Pat Rice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Pat Rice Defender

39
46 30
Sylvain Wiltord is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Sylvain Wiltord Forward, Midfielder

40
26 19
George Graham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
George Graham Forward, Midfielder

41
44 33
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Nicolas Anelka Forward, Midfielder

42
23 6
Olivier Giroud is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Olivier Giroud Forward

43
26 21
Frank McLintock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Frank McLintock Defender, Wing half

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44
62 55
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Jack Wilshere Midfielder

45
16 7
Mathieu Flamini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Mathieu Flamini Defender, Midfielder

46
22 16
George Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

47
23 20
Kenny Sansom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Kenny Sansom Defender

48
22 19
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Alan Ball, Jr. Midfielder

49
21 16
Steve Bould is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Steve Bould Defender

50
54 47
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder