Arsenal All Time Dream XI
I always wanted to write a post about the best all-time Arsenal team, but it’s not easy. We've had so many heroes and beloved players on the club over the years.
I have chosen the best players; I'll be good if you guys will also mention some other deserving players!
Note: I have written it before, but it is a better version.
Great presence, always assured and good frame. He always came up with the big saves.
Just pips Lee Dixon for me. Good all-around fullback, one-on-one, distribution, joined in when the situation warranted. Honest.
First name on the team sheet, brave and strong, read the game like a champion. A leader. Mr. Arsenal.
Captain of double-winning team in 1970-71, strong footballing center back.
Uncompromising defender, instrumental part of ‘The Back Four′ during the ’90s.
One of the complete midfielders. He was athletic, quick, strong and technically gifted.
Creative and inventive with a left foot like a ward.
A young phenomenon, incredible talent, wonderful vision and creativity.
Wonderful football brain, great awareness and ability coupled with an incredible eye for the goal.
Pace, energy, aggressive play and a wonderful finisher.
All-time leading goal scorer, a real thoroughbred, incredible power and pace with a deadly finish.
In my opinion, he is one of the top five managers of all time for his style of play, intelligence and charisma.
Three reasons I choose him over some other deserving managers at Arsenal are: his successes over the years, the complete culture change he brought to Arsenal, and the infrastructure he put in place with Arsenal in terms of recruitment, evaluation of players and professionalism.
David Dein-All Time Board Member/Chairman
The Man who paid £292,000 for 16 per cent of Arsenal in 1983 the club chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, said: "I think he's crazy. To all intents and purposes it's dead money."
Dein could not have invested that "dead money" more wisely had he put it in Microsoft shares. For sure, the computer company would have made him richer, but he has done very well out of Arsenal, around £24m plus salary at the last reckoning*, and also become highly influential within football's corridors of power. However, people who knew him at the time believe he invested in Arsenal not to get rich and influence people, but because he supported the Gunners.
This is the man who makes agents swear on the Bible when they are conducting a deal, who sought to tighten restrictions on them in the wake of Nicolas Anelka's departure from Highbury, but who has been brought down, in part, because of his opposition to more transparent dealings, and because too many questions surround Arsenal's conduct in transfers.
This is the man who was behind the bond scheme which angered Arsenal supporters, but also who campaigned for Uefa to enforce a minimum ticket allocation for travelling fans.
A pillar of the game, vice-chairman of both the Football Association and its most establishment club, his beginnings were more humble. His father owned a tobacconist's shop and his mother ran a grocery stall, specialising in serving the Caribbean community in Shepherd's Bush market.
Note;thanks to Ed Pearce of reminding of him