Four Arsenal players have made Jack Pitt-Brooke’s list of the 25 best Premier League players of all time.
Jack Pitt-Brooke from the Independent has ranked who he believes are the 25 best players to ever grace the Premier League.
Reassuringly, four Gunners make the cut, with one even coming second to top, behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here’s who they are and where they ranked.
Campbell featured at number 20 on the list and is the ‘lowest’ ranked Arsenal man on there.
Pitt-Brooke praises the centre-back for his “athleticism, bravery and intelligence” at Spurs, Arsenal and Portsmouth.
The England international spent five years at Arsenal, making 255 appearances, before returning for a short stint to help out in 2010, where he featured 11 times.
The flying Dutchman only makes number 13 on the list, despite making 315 appearances for Arsenal and scoring 87 goals.
The piece describes him as “as important as Thierry Henry to the style and success of the early Arsene Wenger years”.
The Frenchman reaches number six despite arguably being one of the most important players to ever feature in the Premier League. Although of course that’s just my (and many, many others) opinion.
The article even refers to him as the “first and best signing of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal reign”.
The midfielder made 279 appearances for the Gunners.
At number two, just missing out on the top spot to Ronaldo, is Henry.
Henry scored 174 goals for Arsenal over 254 appearances and will go down as not just one of the best players to wear red and white but one of the best ever.
As the article points out, unlike Ronaldo, Henry gave his best years to England.
“He was Arsenal’s cutting edge and embodied their best qualities: speed, style, skill, imagination and class.”