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The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time

Updated March 12, 2020 78.5k votes 6.0k voters 67.7k views117 items

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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, whether forwards and strikers or midfielders and defenders, or anyone else on the roster.

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, then head over and check out the best Arsenal keepers ever.

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  • 1
    Dennis Bergkamp
    3,148
    263

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

  • 2
    Thierry Henry
    3,753
    390

    Thierry Henry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLes Ulis, France

    NationalityFrance

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  • 3
    Patrick Vieira
    2,292
    301

    Patrick Vieira

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal, France

  • 4
    Tony Adams
    1,515
    314

    Tony Adams

    Defender

    BirthplaceRomford, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 5
    Ian Wright
    1,744
    417

    Ian Wright

    Forward

    BirthplaceWoolwich, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 6
    Robert Pirès
    1,697
    410

    Robert Pirès

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceReims, France

    NationalityFrance

  • 7
    David Seaman
    1,290
    339

    David Seaman

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceRotherham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 8
    Freddie Ljungberg
    1,326
    401

    Freddie Ljungberg

  • 9
    Sol Campbell
    1,224
    315

    Sol Campbell

    Defender

    BirthplacePlaistow, Newham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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  • 10
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    1,190
    206

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLaval, France

    NationalityFrance, Gabon

  • 11
    Lee Dixon
    696
    190

    Lee Dixon

    Defender

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • 12
    Marc Overmars
    1,016
    350

    Marc Overmars

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceEmst, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

  • 13
    Jens Lehmann
    717
    88

    Jens Lehmann

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceEssen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

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    Santi Cazorla
    1,309
    421

    Santi Cazorla

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLlanera, Asturias, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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  • 15
    Martin Keown
    736
    257

    Martin Keown

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 16
    Gilberto Silva
    726
    248

    Gilberto Silva

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLagoa da Prata, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

  • 17
    Cesc Fàbregas
    1,283
    511

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceArenys de Mar, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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  • 18
    Aaron Ramsey
    1,114
    389

    Aaron Ramsey

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCaerphilly, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • 19
    Emmanuel Petit
    881
    315

    Emmanuel Petit

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDieppe, France

    NationalityFrance

  • 20
    Ray Parlour
    663
    266

    Ray Parlour

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBarking, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 21
    Liam Brady
    815
    376

    Liam Brady

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

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  • 22
    David Rocastle
    506
    166

    David Rocastle

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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  • 23
    Tomáš Rosický
    832
    314

    Tomáš Rosický

  • 24
    Kolo Touré
    716
    324

    Kolo Touré

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

    NationalityCôte d’Ivoire

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  • 25
    Alexandre Lacazette
    949
    336

    Alexandre Lacazette

    Forward

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    NationalityFrance