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

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

4Patrick Vieira

Arsenal in 2004

A name synonymous with footballing success at Arsenal, Patrick Vieira is arguably one of the greatest footballers of all time, and he did his best work in a Gunner’s shirt.

So important was he to the team that, when he took over from Tony Adams as Arsenal’s defensive coordinator, the Gunner’s embarked on a run of 49 games without a loss, bringing home nine trophies for the club in nine years.

When he eventually did leave for Juventus, his loss was so irreparable that the Gunners didn’t win another trophy for nine years.