Vote on Arsene Wenger’s all-time greatest ever players to have graced the fields of Highbury and the Emirates.
Since Arsene Wenger became Arsenal manager in 1996 he has revolutionised the club.
From playing style to dietary requirements he has forever stamped his impression over the club.
Gone are the George Graham ‘boring, boring Arsenal’ days and fans are now treated to free-flowing, sumptuous football all in the pleasure of the best stadium in the Premier League.
Wenger was instrumental in the building of the stadium too as he has been in picking the team that plays his style of football – the Arsenal way.
But here at COS we feel he may need some assistance in deciding who his all-time greatest side would be – and that is where you guys come in.
Over the next few days, you can vote for the best player in each position and we will reveal the team when all the votes are in.
In this episode we look at left-wingers, so stay tuned and the only way to make sure your choice is selected is to vote on the poll to the right of your screen.
Robert Pires –
The enigmatic Frenchman dazzled fans with his silky skills and cool finishes. He also liked a bit of facial hair too. Was a star performer in 2002, when Arsenal won the league and in the Invincible team of 2004. Maybe never quite recovered from his cruciate ligament operation but was a class act.
Alexander Hleb –
The Belarussian had dangerously quick feet and superb balance. His ability to take the ball under pressure and find half-a-yard epitomises Arsenal’s play. Did not quite have the pace to take advantage of his talents but was well-liked until his move to Barcelona.
Marc Overmars –
The man who secured the 1998 double when he scored in the 1-0 victories over Newcastle in the FA Cup final and Manchester United at Old Trafford. His pace and skills scared defenders senseless as Arsenal destroyed teams on the counter-attack. A Gunners legend.
Tomas Rosicky –
‘The Little Mozart’ is known for his skill and his ability to orchestrate the midfield with his passing. Wenger describes him as a player with remarkable vision and first touch. Suffered a major knee injury robbing him of some pace but few were better than him at finding a pass when he was in his peak.
Andrey Arshavin –
The colourful Russian who once had a remarkable record of shooting five times and scoring five times at Anfield. His goals in the 4-4 thriller with Liverpool will go down in Premier League history. His pace, quick feet and superb balance terrorises all defenders. He doesn’t track-back but he doesn’t need to.