Arsenal's Top Gunners: Ranking the Best Defenders in Club History

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Arsenal's Top Gunners: Ranking the Best Defenders in Club History
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Football is a team game—a team comprised of individuals. Communication is vital for this mechanism to work; but so are its parts. The philosophy of the game may be brought down to the simple: defend when needed, and attack to win it.

 

There is a considerable amount of tactics that blend attack and defense in a way most suitable to the footballers present in the team, but surely, without defense a team is bound to suffer defeat, even if they have the best attackers at their disposal. This only emphasizes the importance of the defensive unit in the modern game.

 

An efficient mechanism is comprised of good, quality parts, or to paraphrase: a quality defense is comprised of quality defenders who keep open channels of communication at all times during play.

 

Arsenal has been blessed to be on the lucky side of witnessing some of the greatest defenders in the world perform under their flag.

 

But who are they? And most importantly, who are the best of them?

 

Here are the best Arsenal defenders of all time:

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