Top 10 Best Arsenal Players of All Time.
Arsenal football club have been honored to have many great players over the years.
We take a look at the top 10 Best Arsenal players of all time in the history of the club.
Greatness can be achieved in multiple ways either in a moment or years of hard work.
The most important thing is that these players are admired by Arsenal fans for their contribution to their dear club.
10. David Seaman
He is the highest-ranked goalkeeper in the history of the club. He had everything you’d want in a goalkeeper, Athletism, Intelligence and very calm. Along with Stevie Bould, Tony Adams, Martin Keown, Lee Dixon, and Nigel Winterburn, Seaman was part of the most provident defense in Europe in their playing days.
9. Cliff Bastin
Cliff was the highest goal scorer in the history of Arsenal with 178 goals until Ian Wright broke the record in 1997. He became a star in the 1930s. Bastin was feared by many defenses due to his fine finishing touch.
Towards the end of his playing days, he swapped his striking position for the midfield. However, he performed well in the new role.
8. Robert Pires
Pires was brought in as a replacement for Marc Overmars and didn’t disappoint as he brought flair to the middle of the park with style and swagger.
Pires link-up play with Thierry Henry and Ashley Cole was a joy to watch. Every defender in the world dreaded facing the combination of the trio.
The Frenchman won two FA cups and two Premier League titles in his 189 appearances for the gunners.
7. Alex James
Alex James was famous for his baggy shorts. He was regarded as one of the greatest talents of his generation.
Also, known for his creativity in the middle of the Park alongside the likes of Cliff Bastin, Ted Drake, and David Jack. The closest comparison to James in the modern era is Dennis Bergkamp, though he was not a prolific goal scorer like the Dutchman.
6. Liam Brady
Liam Brady stood head above his trustees during his time with the Gunners. The talented left-footed player was known for his high-quality passing, vision, and close control, which made him an excellent playmaker.
In 1980 Brady departed the club for Sampdoria which did not go down well with several Arsenal fans.
5. Ian Wright
Ian Wright was a lover of goal. He would score them all; headers, tap-ins, chips, outrageous volleys. As long as he scored the goals.
That earned him the top scorer in Arsenal for six seasons in a row at the club. The fact that it took such a remarkable talent as Thierry Henry to displace Wright tells you everything you need to know about his goal prowess and no surprises seeing him on the list of greatest Arsenal players.
4. Tony Adams
Tony Adams is considered as one of the greatest players of all time by the club’s fans.
He spent 19 years of his playing career in Arsenal.
His leadership qualities made him stand out. He was one of the youngest captains in Arsenal history leading the team for 14 years.
Although he was a leader under George Graham, Adams helped manage the transition to Arsene Wenger’s reign, modifying his game in the style of the Frenchman. That quality that made him reinvent himself was a testament to his undoubted ability.
3. Patrick Viera
Patrick Viera was a central midfielder, with good around abilities, known for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play, an attitude that was instrumental in him excelling as captain of the club.
He guided the Gunners to their unbeaten record in the 2003/04 season.
The Frenchman lifted four FA Cups and three league titles during his time at the club.
Viera started a career in coaching at Manchester City Academy in 2013. He has managed the New York City FC club of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Nice in the French League 1. He is currently the manager of the Premier League side Crystal Palace.
2. Dennis Bergkamp
Dennis Bergkamp is an icon of football. He was nicknamed “Non-FLYING Dutchman” because of his fear of flight. The list of top 10 Best Arsenal players of all time will not be complete without him.
Bergkamp was a major contributor to Arsenal’s return to success after many declines in the mid-1990s.
He helped transform Arsenal under Arsene Wenger as the Gunners played one of the most attractive football in the league. The Dutchman made 375 appearances and won three Premier League titles, four FA Cup trophies, and reach the 2006 UEFA during his time at the club.
1. Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and one of the greatest players in the history of the Premier League.
The highest goal scorer for Arsenal with 174 goals in his 8-year reign at the club is regarded by many club fans as the Best Arsenal player ever, Though he made a surprising second come back to the Emirates Stadium in 2012.
His combination of physical and technical skills made him a living nightmare for defenders. For Arsenal fans, seeing Henry was like a beautiful dream.
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