Today you get to pick defenders from our first era of defenders. The articles published on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week provided in depth profiles on our best defenders spanning from Percy Sands in 1902 to Bob McNab who played up to 1975.
To provide a broader picture of readers’ preferences, you can vote for up to 3 players in this poll.
As others have commented through the week these players have all served the club well, okay Peter Storey may have had a bit of a dubious post playing career but you cannot deny that had you been lucky enough to pull on the red and white that you would have loved to have him alongside you.
Or what about Eddie Hapgood, quite possibly the original Mr Arsenal or was that Joe Shaw who served the club for so many years so loyally and by all accounts successfully.
Hapgood could be seen as the prototype for what players today have become, supplementing his then maximum wage with advertising deals etc.
My personal favourite Walley Barnes, to come back from serious injury which many believed he would not return from he managed to forge a successful career with the club lifting a trophy along the way.
This is the first era of defenders from which you have to vote, the more recent players come next week.
Written by GunnerN5, compiled by Gooner in Exile