Arsenal: 8 Greediest Ball Hogs in Recent Gunners History

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Arsenal: 8 Greediest Ball Hogs in Recent Gunners History
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Arsenal have become well-known now for their silky-smooth pass and move offense, introduced and perfected by Arsene Wenger.

It's become the English Premier League's best answer to Barcelona's "tiki-taka" football and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and exciting systems of football to watch, especially when it is working as it should.

But every so often, there comes a player who doesn't fit within the system and enjoys having the ball at his feet longer than his teammates.

This player doesn't necessarily have to be bad; indeed, some of the best players today and in history have been players who hold onto the ball for much longer than their teammates and hate to give it up.

But whether they are good or bad, these players are regarded as "ball hogs" because, quite simply, they hog the ball.

Here are the eight greediest ball hogs to ever pull on the Gunners shirt.

Note: This work was done in collaboration with various Featured Columnists of the Arsenal section of Bleacher Report. Each Featured Columnist will be credited on the slide of the player he suggested.

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