Arsenal have arguably had some of the best footballers to ever don a football shirt, but who would you pick as the ultimate Arsenal starting XI?
With some of the greatest strikers to ever grace the football field, along with wingers and midfielders who’d have been able to walk straight into anyone’s first team, we struggled. But, we’ve managed to put down who we think should be included below. What do you think?
A legendary goalkeeper who was always full of energy and oozed motivation from between the posts.
Not only that, his all-round keeper skills often kept Arsenal in games and frustrated many an opposition striker. Hence his self-proclaimed nickname ’Safe Hands’, which was quickly adopted by many of his supporters.
A talented right-back who gave Arsenal an attacking threat down the right wing. He was always on the team sheet, for nearly all of the 15 seasons he spent at Arsenal.
Loyalty was never in doubt as he chalked up over 600 appearances and had a great peg resulting in 28 goals, not at all bad for a right-back.
McLintock became a centre-back who proved techniques from midfield can be transferred into the central defensive position. It was his grit and determination along with his tackling ability, leadership qualities and distribution skills that helped take Arsenal to the Fairs Cup and win the Double the following year.
A born leader, and winner, who hated settling for anything less. His passion and commitment could be seen in every match. He battled across the park and helped Arsenal win four titles in his career, whilst also changing his game to adapt to Wenger after beginning his Arsenal career under George Graham.
A tough position to pick this but loyalty and successfully taking over from the great Kenny Sansom got him in this starting XI.
Tough, skilful and blessed with a great strike, Winterburn won the hearts of a generation of Arsenal fans. Notching up 584 appearances with a dozen goals and a handful of medals.
Next up, midfield