5 Greatest Arsenal Players Of All Time

The last two decades have not been successful for Arsenal Football Club. While the Gunners have won only FA Cup, they have not got any Premiere League or European trophy in almost 20 years. But Arsenal is now leading the championship race of the Premiere League this season. They have a huge chance to win the title when Arsenal are flying high at the top and the board and their coach are determined to bring in many potential signings to strengthen the Arsenal squad for the rest of this season.
Perhaps one day, the likes of Bukayo Saka, Grabiel Jesus, or Emile Smith Rowe become legends of the club. Arsenal always have World-class players who actually contributed to many glories in the past. To stand with legends of the club, those young stars might have an epic journey with the obvious start of the Premiere League title. Below are the 5 best Arsenal players in the club's history, who will inspire them to become the biggest stars.

#1 Thierry Henry

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Thierry Henry is undoubtedly the greatest Gooner on this list. He made the game look far too easy far too often. All of his skills are amazing and he scored with ease, which made him become Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer with 228 goals. He is not only a goal machine but also Arsenal’s all-time assist leader (since the stat was recorded) with 103.
Henry won the Player of the Year award many times, was a runner-up in the Ballon d’Or in 2003 and third place in 2006, and was one of the inaugural inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2021.
His awesome career with the club will be truly similar to that of three others on this list, and that is being part of “The Invincibles,” the 2003/04 side that won the golden Premier League title with a defeat.

#2 Dennis Bergkamp

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The “Non-Flying Dutchman” Dennis Bergkamp was one of the most talented players of all time, and was a “dream for a striker”, as Henry said. The Dutch international was a key part of the profound success Arsenal had in the mid-to-late 90s and early 2000s, or more clearly, the beginning of the Arsene Wenger era.
He made a huge influence on the team and displayed a creative flow to his games. Bergkamp can turn the impossible into the possible, and his teammates adored him for it, but were also, just like the opponents, often left dumbfounded by what he did on the field.
His acclaims are similar to what Henry achieved, only he gain them a few years before; Ballon d’Or runner-up in 1993, third place in 1992, a lot of Player of the Year awards, Premiere League Hall of Fame and English Football Hall of Fame.

#3 Ian Wright

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Ian Wright didn’t become a professional until concisely before his 22nd birthday, and he signed in a contract with Arsenal when he was 28 for a then-record fee. While the mist forwards at that time were looking towards retirement as they were nearly 30 years old, Wrighty was breaking records around his 30s.
A consistent scorer throughout this time with the Gunners, Wright led his team in scoring for six seasons in a row, and in September 1997, with a brilliant hat-trick against Bolton, he turned into the club’s all-time top goalscorer, overtaking Cliff Bastin's total of 178.
His career with Arsenal ended up with 185 goals and was surprised y Henry in 2005. Still, the fact the broke the record at 34 years old with fewer matches played overall makes his feat so remarkable.

#4 Patrick Vieira

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One of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Patrick Vieira was the essential rock and leader in Wenger’s team. He was also the enforcer whenever things got a bit chippy, specifically with Manchester United and Roy Keane.Vieira was a prevailing box-to-box midfielder, using his aggression and strength to his advantage at any chance. His highly competitive nature and style of play are what made him become a natural leader of the team, and earned captaincy from 2002 until he left in 2005.The Frenchman lifted three Premier League titles with the Gunners, including the 2003/04 title, “The Invincibles” season, in which he was the captain.Joining in 1996 after the dismissal of former boss Bruce Rioch, Vieira has previously said that he signed for Arsenal because his compatriot, Arsene Wenger, was to be the club’s next coach (and ultimately became their best coach in history).Disciplinary issues were always a problem with Vieira, but he brought so much to the table that it was impossible to make him out of the squad if he was available, even though he had a card risk.

#5 Tony Adams

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We finish this list with a genuine club icon, fan favorite, and all-around English Football League legend. Tony Adams played his entire 19-year career with Arsenal, beginning in 1983 (or 1980 if you want to count his youth career, too) and ending in 2002. Adams, along with Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, and Steve Bould, was part of the famous Back Four that manned the back line of Arsenal in the 80s. With the direction of George Graham, that defense was renowned for its well-disciplined use of the offside trap.
“Mr. Arsenal” seemed predestined for greatness, earning his call-up to the senior squad just four weeks after his 17th birthday and was picked as captain at 21, which he held until his retirement.An inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame, Adams is one of only five Arsenal legends to have a statue outside the Emirates Stadium, the other four being Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, former boss Herbert Chapman and life president of the club Ken Friar.
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