Today is Arsene Wenger’s 70th birthday so it seems a good time to look back at some of his best players.

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The iconic Emirates Stadium has played host to some of the most thrilling games in the history of top-flight football. Photo by tunasandwich / Pixabay License

5David Seaman

Big Dave

Arsenal has a trophy cabinet full of football’s highest honours and holds the record for the longest consecutive streak of top division football in English history.

Of course, all those accolades wouldn’t have been possible without playing host to some of the best managers and players in the world.

As Arsene Wenger was recently honoured with Laureus Lifetime Achievement award, this article will look at some of the players who have helped keep the Gunners at the top of world football under his tenure.

It might seem odd to start this list with a goalkeeper, but, while strikers might get most of the camera time, a top goalkeeper is the core of any great team—and they don’t come much greater than David.

In his time guarding the Arsenal net, Seaman won three league championships, four FA Cups, the League Cup in 1993 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1994. He was also the second most-capped English goalkeeper of all time, providing a rock-steady defensive presence for his country and his team.

His last-minute save in the semi-finals of the 2003 FA Cup has to go down as one of the greatest reflex saves of all time, making him an inspiration to budding goalkeepers everywhere.