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
1,293 171
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
1,075 106
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

3
749 140
Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

4
613 175
Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

5
521 164
Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward

6
519 144
Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

7
452 146
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

8
469 169
Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Freddie Ljungberg

9
431 131
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

10
310 126
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

11
325 107
Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

12
342 113
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

13
193 98
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

14
473 351
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time

15
370 159
Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

16
392 239
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

17
260 100
Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

18
255 127
Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

19
212 100
Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

20
249 97
Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
RussellBrill added Defender, Midfielder

21
224 91
Charlie George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

22
537 249
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder

23
228 81
Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Defender

24
228 93
Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Tomáš Rosický

25
308 180
Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Midfielder