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
866 114
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
705 80
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

3
476 111
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

4
400 108
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

5
343 121
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

6
342 114
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

7
299 116
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

8
318 119
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
286 99
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

10
201 82
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

11
318 230
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

12
133 66
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

13
158 56
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

14
211 77
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

15
224 88
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

16
143 64
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

17
175 66
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

18
257 175
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

19
170 62
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder

20
213 114
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

21
175 79
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

22
143 61
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

23
157 53
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

24
381 180
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

25
113 55
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Outside forward, Midfielder

26
148 51
Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

27
309 222
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

28
185 140
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

29
103 44
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

30
114 45
David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

31
149 56
Nwankwo Kanu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

32
118 65
Nicolas Anelka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

33
182 140
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
_1449449066425 added Forward, Goalkeeper

34
127 61
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický

35
79 60
Nigel Winterburn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

36
159 128
Laurent Koscielny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

37
139 141
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

38
142 162
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

39
92 62
Pat Rice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

40
72 80
Paul Merson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

41
148 102
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Forward, Midfielder

42
130 142
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
yaypaul added Midfielder

43
48 93
George Graham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

44
75 98
Sylvain Wiltord is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

45
77 56
Alexandre Lacazette is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
jkim added Forward

46
89 20
Ray Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Forward, Midfielder

47
86 84
Olivier Giroud is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
JanJulk added Forward

48
44 83
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

49
62 118
Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

50
42 94
Frank McLintock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Wing half