10 greatest Arsenal players of all time
- 847 players have played for Arsenal in their 131 years of history, but who were the best?
Arsenal are a special club.
Yes, of late, the Gunners have been the subject of much mirth for the rest of the Premier League, but at its heart, this is still a club that tries to do things the right way, the proper way, the 'Arsenal' way.
It only follows then, that the players that have turned out with the cannon on their shirts should be something special too. To whittle down the 847 players that have played for Arsenal in the club's 131 years to just 10 is no mean task.
Here are the 10 greatest players to have ever played for The Arsenal.
The legendary keeper has been a part of Arsenal since 1963, and still continues to be a part of the furniture at the Emirates. With 308 appearances for the club, Wilson picked up 1 league title, and FA Cup and an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup by the end of his career. Arsenal were in safe hands when he was around.
The subject of perhaps the most iconic Arsenal photograph of all time, Charlie George lying prostate on the pitch, arms outstretched after having scored the winner in the 1971 FA Cup final will be firmly ensconsed in Gunners' hearts. He was the local boy come good, and will go down as one of the greatest ever to wear the cannon on his jersey.
Rocky's name is still sung at the Emirates, and with good reason. The most skillful of the academy products that brought about Arsenal's success in the late 80s and the early 90s, Rocastle was the emblem of a side - tough as nails but with plenty of flair as well. He was a better person than most though, and sadly, the world lost him at the tender age of 33.