The 2011/2012 Premier League season is under a week away and World Football fans can hardly wait. The thrills, the tears, the tension, the money, all is set to reignite come the weekend. It has been a long Summer which has been dominated with transfers, speculation and controversy.
However with the added influence of rich investorts, the equality between clubs has greatly tightened and 2011/2012 is set to be even more intense than the previous campaign. One club who will be well aware of the growing status of their rivals is Arsenal.
The Gunners' enter 2011/2012 with the lingering burden of six successive seasons without silverware success and many feel it is do or die for the North London giants. However in tribute to the upcoming season, BleacherReport moves away from the still present transfer speculation and the voices of discontent with Arsenal's title chances.
This slideshow establishes the top ten most despised opponent players in the clubs' history. Arsenal and particularly Arsene Wenger has his grudges. The rivalry with Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have created some storms in a tea cup whilst the constant aggressive, physical and often thug like approach some of the weaker skilled side take infuriates every Arsenal fan.
But just who are the ten most despised players in Arsenal history?