Finally, after nearly 3 months of reviewing and voting we can now reveal the Greatest All time Arsenal Squad as selected exclusively by Arsenal Arsenal bloggers.
We received close to 3,500 votes broken down between 6 Managers, 12 Goalkeepers, 20 Defensemen, 20 Mid-fielders and 20 Strikers. Those with the most votes within the 5 categories have been selected to form our Greatest all time Squad. Remember the 25 man squad is based on those receiving the most votes in the 4 general player categories and not by their specific position.
The squad is broken out as follows –
I First team Manager, I Director of Football, and 1 Coach.
The Greatest All time Arsenal Squad:
The management team is probably unsurprising, Arsene received the most votes, followed by Herbert and the George, we thought this worked quite well in the modern setups so this is the roles we have given them:
Manager – Arsene Wenger
Director of Football – Herbert Chapman
Coach – George Graham
We doubt we would get many complaints from current fanbase to see Herbert helping out on acquiring players and George helping out on the tactics.
Then we have have the squad, the first eleven decided by those who acquired the most votes in their category.
Lee Dixon Tony Adams Martin Keown Peter Storey
Robert Pires Patrick Vieira Cesc Fabregas Liam Brady
Bob Wilson, David O’Leary, Eddie Hapgood, George Graham, Frank McLintock, Ian Wright, Cliff Bastin
Pat Jennings, Kenny Sansom, Steve Bould, Pat Rice, Joe Mercer, George Eastham, Ted Drake, Alex James
Oh dear, we managed to break the FA rules as we have a 26 man squad, the fact is that Steve Bould and Pat Rice were tied on votes and we could not see a way to leave either player off of our team.
Thank you for your participation in the Summer voting, if you disagree with any of the above…….well you should have voted!
Come back tomorrow and we will review the top 50 all time greatest as voted by the ArsenalArsenal regulars.
GunnerN5 and Gooner in Exile