Unsung Arsenal Heroes

Stories of true Arsenal legends as shown in a completely new light.

16 Oct 1999: Nwankwo Kanu scores Arsenal's 4th goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Everton at Highbury in London, England. Arsenal won the match 4 - 0. Credit: Tony O''Brien /Allsport

Unung Arsenal heroes: The King of the cheeky toe-poke

Nwankwo Kanu was the king of the cheeky toe poke.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal man

Despite now sitting on the Arsenal bench as head coach, Mikel Arteta's career as one of Arsenal's unsung playing heroes should never be forgotten.
English footballer Peter Simpson of Arsenal F.C., 8th August 1969. (Photo by Michael Webb/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: Peter Simpson

Some players come into the category of the under-appreciated because they are over-shadowed by superior team-mates. Others because they excel in under-achieving teams. There are even those whose ebullient personalities serve to distract from their dedication and skill. None of these apply to Peter Frederick Simpson.
1976: During a match between London football clubs Arsenal and Chelsea, Arsenal player Sammy Nelson is booked by referee Ray Toseland, who holds up the yellow card. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: Sammy Nelson

Sammy Nelson was never your archetypal unsung Arsenal hero.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 12: Arsenal goalkeeper John Lukic in action during a First Division match against Everton at Highbury on April 12, 1986 in London, England. (Photo by Mike King/Allsport/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: John Lukic

Down the decades, Arsenal fans have been spoiled with a succession of top-class goalkeepers but this seemingly unbroken alternation between club greats and journeymen since WWII doesn't include one very notable exception - John Lukic
TERESOPOLIS, BRAZIL - MAY 21: The General Coordinator of the Brazilian national football team, Edu Gaspar, attends a press conference at Granja Comary Training Center for the first phase of preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on May 21, 2018 in Teresopolis, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

From Brazil: Edu agrees to return to Arsenal as Technical Director, will begin in...

Edu will join Arsenal as their Technical Director according to a report in Brazil.