Each Premier League Club's Best Ever International Player

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Each Premier League Club's Best Ever International Player
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Thierry Henry is Arsenal's greatest ever player, and also ranks as their best international.

After this weekend's action, the Premier League and other competitions worldwide take a backseat to international football and the matter of World Cup qualification.

Many plying their trade in English football will be journeying to compete with their respective countries in destinations far and wide. Premier League clubs are desperate for their top talent not to come back injured. Yet even with this risk, they know being able to count players who represent their country among their own adds to the prestige of the clubs.

Of the sides currently in the top flight, who is the best ever international player to have played for each of them? They do not necessarily have to have been capped while at these clubs, though several of them enjoyed their best years with their country when they were.

Clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United have more competition for this honor than Reading or Wigan Athletic, but all have internationals to be proud of. Interestingly, even with the influx of foreign talent in recent decades, for many it is still Englishmen who rank as the best on this list.

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