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
910 119
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
744 83
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

3
505 115
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

4
426 119
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

5
356 127
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

6
361 118
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

7
317 118
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

8
336 122
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
302 101
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

10
211 87
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

11
335 245
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

12
167 60
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

13
223 80
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

14
138 72
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

15
238 90
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

16
151 69
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

17
185 70
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

18
271 184
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

19
177 68
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder

20
229 121
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

21
185 86
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

22
151 65
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

23
402 186
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

24
165 56
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

25
116 59
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Outside forward, Midfielder

26
152 56
Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

27
317 240
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

28
195 148
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

29
109 48
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

30
157 59
Nwankwo Kanu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

31
120 48
David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

32
140 63
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický

33
123 74
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

34
188 153
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
_1449449066425 added Forward, Goalkeeper

35
84 62
Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

36
172 131
Laurent Koscielny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

37
148 151
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

38
151 174
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

39
96 65
Pat Rice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

40
75 85
Paul Merson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

41
154 117
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Forward, Midfielder

42
53 96
George Graham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

43
139 152
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Midfielder

44
92 60
Alexandre Lacazette is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
jkim added Forward

45
77 109
Sylvain Wiltord is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

46
98 87
Olivier Giroud is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Forward

47
92 25
Ray Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Forward, Midfielder

48
68 126
Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

49
55 48
John Radford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Winger, Forward

50
46 87
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder