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Arsenal's Greatest Premier League XI

  • Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, Arsenal have been one of the best football clubs in England and Europe. First under George Graham a ...
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Modified 29 Jul 2014, 13:43 IST

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, Arsenal have been one of the best football clubs in England and Europe. First under George Graham and after his departure in 1996, under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger, they have enthralled neutrals and fans alike while producing some amazing football players. Here is Arsenal’s Greatest Team of the Premier League era Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely that of the author and do not reflect those of the site.

#1 Goalkeeper: David Seaman

The mustachioed Yorkshireman was always the first name on the squad list (literally) for Arsenal. With over 1000 appearances for the Gunners and wowing the crowds with his world class performances and long, crazy locks of hair, he left a very big mark on the club and is in the proper sense of the word, a legend.

With fantastic reach and even better reflexes, he was the Gunners' no.1 for 13 straight years. A remnant of the George Graham era,  ‘Spunky’ as he was known won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one league Cup and one Cup Winners Cup with the Gunners as Arsenal won two doubles in 1998 and 2002.

As he declined with age, his form went down but he overcame these hurdles a final time by helping Arsenal win the FA Cup in 2003, making a magnificent save against Sheffield United in the semi-final before bowing out of the game. His importance to the Londoners is perhaps best seen in light of the fact that Arsenal have never really replaced him since, although Jens Lehmann came close.

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Published 29 Jul 2014, 13:00 IST
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