One of the best teams on English soil, Arsenal is also among the oldest in the race for the best in the region. Having contested in the English Football League since its very beginning, Arsenal rose up to become one of the most successful clubs in the region winning 13 titles along the way.
Arsenal is also the record times winner in the FA Cup with over 14 wins in their bags. All thanks to the amazing players that have been a part of this esteemed club and made what they are. Let us take a look at some of the greatest players and rank the Top 10 Arsenal players of all time.
10. Mesut Ozil
One of the greatest midfielders in the current footballing scenario, Mesut Ozil is an exceptional player with incredible dribbling skills and amazing playmaking ability. He has been an integral part of both Real Madrid and Arsenal teams in the past and grew to become one of the most renowned players in no time.
Ozil played for Arsenal for 8 years of his senior career and played a total of 254 matches for the club. In these matches, he scored a total of 44 goals and led the gunners to victory in three FA Cups and a FA Community Shield title.
9. George Armstrong
Another English winger from Arsenal’s history books, George Armstrong was amongst the most elite wingers of his timeline. He dedicated himself solely to Arsenal during his career and played for them for 16 years.
In these 16 years, George won a Football League First Division title and an FA Cup in the year 1971 with the club and was awarded Arsenal Player of the Season for his incredible performance. George is among the top players for Arsenal and has played over 621 matches for the club displaying their jersey.
8. Pat Rice
Arsenal’s right back, Patrick Rice who was also spotted as an assistant manager to the greatest Arsene Wenger of Arsenal, was one of the best defenders of his era. Rice ended his career with Watford after playing for them for 4 years.
However, the player spent 13 years of his career with the gunners playing a total of 528 matches and scoring a total of 13 goals. Pat won two FA Cups and a Football League First Division title in 1971.
7. David O’Leary
One of the greatest center-backs of his generation, David O’Leary played for the national team of the Republic of Ireland. In club football, he majorly played for the Premier League club Arsenal.
In his 18-year-long senior career with Arsenal, he played 558 league matches for them scoring 11 goals. He is the player with the most appearances for the club with a total going as high as 716.
6. Tony Adams
One of the greatest contributors to the Premier League club Arsenal, Tony Adams is the player with the second most appearances for the club. He also played for the England National football team scoring 5 goals in 66 international matches.
He was the star defender and an important center-back for the team in the late 20th century. Tony spent all his senior career playing for Arsenal in 672 matches and scoring 49 goals in them.
5. David Seaman
One of the greatest goalkeepers of the late 19th-century timeline in footballing history, David Seaman’s reflexes and saves were just mesmerizing to the human eyes. Born in England, he was instantly given the mainstay goalkeeper role for the national team.
He was also the affixed goalkeeper of the Arsenal squad for about 13 years. He helped Arsenal to victory on multiple occasions and won three Premier League titles playing a total of 564 matches for the club.
4. Robert Pires
Another attacking midfielder from France on our list comes with name Robert Pires. Robert has been an integral part of many great teams like Aston Villa and Villarreal. However, his most successful venture was while he played for Arsenal as their winger.
He played a total of 287 matches for ‘The Gunners’ and was able to find the ball touching the net a total of 87 times. In his 6 esteemed years with Arsenal, Robert won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups being an integral part of ‘the invincible’ Arsenal team.
3. Patrick Vieira
France’s star midfielder Patrick Vieira makes it to the third place in our list of greatest players in Arsenal history. He spent 9 years of his career with Arsenal winning countless battles.
Vieira played a total of 406 matches for the club scoring 34 goals in them. Vieira led the gunners to victory in three Premier League titles and for FA Cups.
2. Dennis Bergkamp
Another great player in Arsenal’s history road is Dennis Bergkamp is one of the best forward player Arsenal would’ve wished for. Dennis spent more than half of his senior career playing for ‘the gunners’ as a striker.
Dennis played for 11 years with Arsenal scoring a total of 120 goals in 423 matches. With him, on the team, Arsenal won three Premier League titles and 4 FA Cups.
1. Thierry Henry
One of the greatest players of all time in the English game of football, Thierry Henry was an exceptional striker with incredible goalscoring and amazing skills. He played the majority of his career for the Premier League club Arsenal.
In his 8 years stay with the club he was featured in 370 matches and scored a total of 226 goals for the club to become their all-time leading goalscorer. In his watch, the club won two Primeira league titles and two FA Cups.