Arsenal is believed to be one of the pinnacles in the history of Football. Arsenal revolutionalized the game with its many astonishing signings that led the team to glory. Here are the Top 5 Transfers in Arsenal History:
1. Thierry Henry
After a struggling time at Juventus, Henry departed to Arsenal for a transfer amount of £11 million. He had a substandard start, trying to adapt to a new style of game. But eventually became one of the greatest player arsenal had ever witnessed.
He led the team to two Premier League titles and helped them lift the FA Cup two times in a row. During his 8 glorious years in Arsenal, he scored a total of 226 league goals in a total of 370 appearances and holds the record for scoring the most number of goals for Arsenal.
2. Robin Van Persie
Arsene Wenger always had a good eye for wingers. And hence comes the transfer of Robin Van Persie to Arsenal for £2.75 million, a former Feyenoord left-winger. He instantly adapted to Arsenal’s unique playstyle and in a year was recorded scoring league goals in the Red jersey.
In his 278 appearances for Arsenal, he scored 132 goals in total. Even though he could not lead the team to any league title while his stay, he won the Golden Boot twice in a row. He also won numerous mentions in various Team Of The Year Awards.
3. Dennis Bergkamp
Bergkamp arrived at Arsenal for £7.5 million breaking the clubs’ previous record of the most expensive transfer. His Arrival was a blessing for the drowning Gunners who were on a constant decline. Dennis was an already established international player so his entree gave the supporters a wave of hope.
Instantly after his debut, he adapted to the playstyle and scored back-to-back goals and was the sole reason for their EUFA Europa Cup 1996-97 second place. In his 423 appearances for Arsenal, he scored 120 League goals assisting his team to 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, and a runner-up in the Champions League.
4. Marc Overmars
The Dutch player who previously played for a top-tier team in the region was reported to transfer to Arsenal for €7.50 million. Leaving behind his injuries and bad performance while in Ajax, Overmars rose up to become an amazing midfielder for Arsenal.
At his watch, the Gunners won a Premier League title where he came into the clutch many times and scored for the team whenever it felt necessary. He scored a total of 40 goals in his three years at Arsenal and also helped the team lift the FA Cup 1997-98.
5. Sol Campbell
After the harsh treatment by the supporters of the team, former Tottenham Hotspur player Campbell decided to leave the team. This led to his free transfer to the Gunners where he started his journey to the top.
Campbell advanced to become one of the best center-back of his generation and was like an indestructible wall to Arsenal’s foes. His amazing defense made him a spot in the Team Of The Year three times in a row alongside his teammate Henry. He led his team to two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and second place in the Champions League.