…….. as voted for by you, our bloggers.
During the long football-less summer of 2013 we were able to enjoy articles written by GunnerN5 and put together by Gooner in Exile to create Arsenal’s Greatest Ever Team and squad.
The team would have a manager as voted for by you and players in every position including a bench.
All of the following articles appeared on this blog and we are delighted to save them here for posterity. The players mentioned in the article have been included here to make it easier to find your favourites.
Week 1 – Managers
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6ru Herbert Chapman and George Allison
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6rC Tom Whittaker and Bertie Mee
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6rG George Graham and Arsene Wenger
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6tf Managers vote
Week 2 – Goalkeepers
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6rN James Ashcroft, Dan Lewis, Frank Moss and George Swindin
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6rT Jack Kelsey, Jim Furnell, Bob Wilson and Jimmy Rimmer
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6rZ Pat Jenning, John Lukic, David Seaman and Jens Lehmann
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6sx Goalkeepers Vote
Week3 – Defenders from an earlier era
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6u2 Percy Sands, Joe Shaw and Jack Butler
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6u7 Bob John, Herbie Roberts and Eddie Hapgood
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6uc George Male, Walley Barnes, Peter Storey and Bob McNab
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6uB Defenders from an earlier era Vote
Week 4 – Defenders from the modern era
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6ui Peter Simpson, Pat Rice and Sammy Nelson
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6uo Kenny Samson, David O’Leary and Steve Bould
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6ut Nigel Winterburn, Tony Adams, Lee Dixon and Martin Keown
http://wp.me/pNcrc-6uE Defenders from the modern era Vote
More to come ……………………..
When do we get to see the forward line?
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech David Seaman
Right Back: Eddie Hapgood Viv Anderson
Centre Half: Sol Campbell Martin Keown
Centre Half: Tony Adams Peter Simpson
Left Back: Ashley Cole Kenny Sansom
Right Wing: Cliff Bastin Liam Brady
Centre Mid: Patrick Vieira Gilberto Silva
Centre Mid: Alex James David Jack
Left Wing: Robert Pires Marc Overmars
Forward: Dennis Bergkamp Ian Wright
Striker: Thierry Henry Ted Drake
Both set up as 4-4-2.
Sorry, that looks a bit untidy.
Gk: Petr Cech
RB: Eddie Hapgood
CB: Sol Campbell
CB: Tony Adams
LB: Ashley Cole
RW: Cliff Bastin
CM: Patrick Vieira
CM: Alex James
LW: Robert Pires
FD: Dennis Bergkamp
ST: Thierry Henry
2nd XI –
Gk: David Seaman
RB: Viv Anderson
CB: Martin Keown
CB: Peter Simpson
LB: Kenny Sansom
RW: George Armstrong
CM: David Jack
CM: Gilberto Silva
LW: Marc Overmars
ST: Ian Wright
ST: Ted Drake
I changed Liam Brady for ‘Geordie’ Armstrong because of club loyalty. Brady only gave us five years before skipping off to Italy.
And ‘Geordie’ Armstrong was a hero for a dearly departed member of this blog, Dandan, so for that reason alone he deserves a mention.
Re Brady. He didn’t want to go, he was sold and was in tears leaving. Chippy has always been Arsenal through and through.