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The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time

Updated March 12, 2020 77.9k votes 5.9k voters 67.4k views117 items

List RulesUpvote 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, 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

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    Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Thierry Henry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLes Ulis, France

    NationalityFrance

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    Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Patrick Vieira

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal, France

  • 4
    Tony Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Tony Adams

    Defender

    BirthplaceRomford, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Ian Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Ian Wright

    Forward

    BirthplaceWoolwich, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 6
    Robert Pirès is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    405

    Robert Pirès

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceReims, France

    NationalityFrance

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    David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    David Seaman

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceRotherham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 8
    Freddie Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    396

    Freddie Ljungberg

  • 9
    Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Sol Campbell

    Defender

    BirthplacePlaistow, Newham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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  • 10
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLaval, France

    NationalityFrance, Gabon

  • 11
    Lee Dixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    188

    Lee Dixon

    Defender

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • 12
    Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Marc Overmars

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceEmst, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

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    Jens Lehmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    84

    Jens Lehmann

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceEssen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

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    Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Santi Cazorla

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLlanera, Asturias, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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  • 15
    Martin Keown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Martin Keown

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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    Emmanuel Petit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Emmanuel Petit

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDieppe, France

    NationalityFrance

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    Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Cesc Fàbregas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceArenys de Mar, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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    Gilberto Silva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Gilberto Silva

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLagoa da Prata, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

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    Aaron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
    1,107
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    Aaron Ramsey

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCaerphilly, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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    Ray Parlour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Ray Parlour

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBarking, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 21
    Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    Liam Brady

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

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    David Rocastle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    David Rocastle

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 23
    Tomáš Rosický is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    311

    Tomáš Rosický

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    Alexandre Lacazette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
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    327

    Alexandre Lacazette

    Forward

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    NationalityFrance

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    Kolo Touré is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time
    711
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    Kolo Touré

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

    NationalityCôte d’Ivoire

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