Anyone who has been to the Emirates has probably seen this picture.
I personally love it, it shows me what we as a football club are about, the years of traditions and the number of players and managers that have represented our club.
So this summer to keep our minds off arrivals and departures I thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the history of our club and to have a Greatest Ever Team Poll. GN5 however had other ideas……..here is his summation of what you lucky souls are in for the the summer:
Choose AA’s Greatest Ever Arsenal Squad
Over the next 8 weeks we will be profiling the very best players and managers in Arsenal’s history. They have been chosen based on various criteria which include, games played, goals scored, international careers and their overall importance to Arsenal. We apologise, in advance, if your personal favourites are not included.
The historic records do not always give us their precise positions, and in many cases players have changed positions during their careers. With this in mind we will be dividing the players into four groups, however even with this grouping there are still some that have played in more than one group – so keep an open mind.
Group 1 – 6 Managers
Group 2 – 12 Goalkeepers
Group 3 – 20 Defensemen
Group 4 – 20 Mid-Fielders
Group 5 – 20 Forwards
Each week we will have three days devoted to player profiles and one day for you to cast your vote for the week’s best players. You can vote two players as the end of the eight weeks there will be a final “AA Squad Reveal Day” when we will reveal your choices for both our “A” and “B” squads.
We hope you enjoy…….
Written and compiled by GunnerN5 and Gooner in Exile