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The Best Arsenal Players of All Time  

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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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Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
2
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward
3
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
4
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward
5
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
6
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
7
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper
8
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg
9
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
10
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
11
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
12
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
13
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
14
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
15
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
16
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
17
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
18
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický
19
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Phil Kennedy added Forward, Midfielder
20
Alexandre Lacazette is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
jkim added Forward
21
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
22
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
23
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
24
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder
25
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender