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The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time

Updated March 12, 2020 79.6k votes 6.0k voters 68.2k 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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  • Dennis Bergkamp1
    3,176
    273

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

  • Thierry Henry2
    3,790
    394

    Thierry Henry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLes Ulis, France

    NationalityFrance

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  • Patrick Vieira3
    2,311
    307

    Patrick Vieira

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal, France

  • Tony Adams4
    1,533
    318

    Tony Adams

    Defender

    BirthplaceRomford, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Ian Wright5
    1,761
    421

    Ian Wright

    Forward

    BirthplaceWoolwich, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Robert Pirès6
    1,712
    413

    Robert Pirès

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceReims, France

    NationalityFrance

  • David Seaman7
    1,309
    343

    David Seaman

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceRotherham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Freddie Ljungberg8
    1,340
    406

    Freddie Ljungberg

  • Sol Campbell9
    1,238
    321

    Sol Campbell

    Defender

    BirthplacePlaistow, Newham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang10
    1,200
    223

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLaval, France

    NationalityFrance, Gabon

  • Lee Dixon11
    708
    195

    Lee Dixon

    Defender

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • Marc Overmars12
    1,032
    354

    Marc Overmars

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceEmst, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

  • Jens Lehmann13
    732
    94

    Jens Lehmann

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceEssen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

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  • Martin Keown14
    748
    259

    Martin Keown

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Santi Cazorla15
    1,326
    423

    Santi Cazorla

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLlanera, Asturias, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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  • Cesc Fàbregas16
    1,301
    514

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceArenys de Mar, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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  • Emmanuel Petit17
    891
    320

    Emmanuel Petit

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDieppe, France

    NationalityFrance

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  • Aaron Ramsey18
    1,127
    393

    Aaron Ramsey

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCaerphilly, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • Gilberto Silva19
    733
    255

    Gilberto Silva

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLagoa da Prata, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

  • Ray Parlour20
    673
    269

    Ray Parlour

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBarking, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Liam Brady21
    823
    378

    Liam Brady

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

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  • Tomáš Rosický22
    842
    316

    Tomáš Rosický

  • David Rocastle23
    513
    170

    David Rocastle

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Cliff Bastin24
    436
    173

    Cliff Bastin

    Outside forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceHeavitree, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • Alan Smith25
    507
    186

    Alan Smith

    Forward

    BirthplaceHollywood, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland