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
947 124
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
779 86
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

3
528 118
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

4
441 128
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

5
369 133
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

6
377 121
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

7
330 120
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

8
346 130
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
314 106
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

10
224 90
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

11
349 259
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

12
176 64
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

13
233 83
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

14
144 78
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

15
246 94
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

16
195 73
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

17
156 75
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

18
279 191
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

19
239 125
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

20
183 72
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder

21
159 68
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

22
417 191
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

23
190 93
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

24
171 61
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

25
124 61
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Outside forward, Midfielder

26
155 62
Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

27
203 152
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

28
324 253
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

29
113 53
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

30
126 52
David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

31
162 64
Nwankwo Kanu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

32
147 67
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický

33
126 79
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

34
193 159
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
_1449449066425 added Forward, Goalkeeper

35
178 137
Laurent Koscielny is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

36
87 69
Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

37
152 155
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

38
100 67
Pat Rice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

39
154 179
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

40
77 88
Paul Merson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

41
155 124
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Forward, Midfielder

42
57 100
George Graham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

43
145 156
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Midfielder

44
100 63
Alexandre Lacazette is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
jkim added Forward

45
81 111
Sylvain Wiltord is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

46
112 91
Olivier Giroud is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Forward

47
96 26
Ray Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Forward, Midfielder

48
50 88
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

49
71 130
Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

50
49 43
Hector Bellerin Moruno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
DeclanConnellan added