Players rarely leave Arsenal and improve their skills, but there are a few players who have bucked that trend.
When senior players leave they usually fail to play at a higher level or even replicate their previous form play at a higher level. When youth players leave they find it hard to carve out substantial careers.
The players on this list all had different experiences at Arsenal but have had a better time since leaving. They have improved individually and it shows in how their careers have progressed since they left the club.
Whether they stuck around in England or moved elsewhere in Europe, these players have done well for themselves.
Here are five players who improved after leaving Arsenal.