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
1,516 189
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
2
1,267 114
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward
3
884 156
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
4
718 205
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
5
618 179
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward
6
606 158
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
7
531 165
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper
8
549 188
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg
9
509 146
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
10
372 144
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
11
408 131
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
12
378 130
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
13
227 115
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
14
555 403
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
15
450 185
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
16
467 264
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
17
254 113
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
18
305 118
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
19
298 149
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
20
294 110
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder
21
250 101
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
22
386 192
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder
23
280 107
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický
24
263 93
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender
25
616 295
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder