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Best of Arsene Wenger’s signings at Arsenal

  1. Cesc Fabregas:

Cesc was signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2003 and brought into the Arsenal youth team. The Spaniard developed beautifully, growing in to an amazing midfielder with time. His passing and creative abilities were a boon to Arsenal especially after the departure of Patrick Vieira. He captained the Gunners at the age of 21, making 306 appearances in total for them and scoring 59 goals in the process and assisting in 91 other goals.

  1. Robert Pires:

The Frenchman was brought to Arsenal from French club Olympique Marseille in 2000. Wenger faced competition from Real Madrid and Juventus to sign Pires but he made sure that his compatriot joined Arsenal. Pires’ partnership with Henry did wonders for the Gunners on the left as the duo were lethal in the attack. Pires scored 85 goals for Arsenal in his 281 appearances for the club.

  1. Kolo Toure:

Toure was signed by Wenger from Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas. His partnership with Sol Campbell was a massive one and an important one. Both the central defenders gelled up well to form a formidable partnership at the back. Toure was solid at the back and led the backline with utmost command and aggression. It was Toure’s composure and leadership that played a major role in helping Arsenal go unbeaten all season and being called the Invincibles. He made 328 appearances for the Gunners before he went to join a number of other clubs.

  1. Robin Van Persie:

The Dutchman started his career as a winger before he joined Arsenal. Arsene Wenger insisted on playing Van Persie as the striker and how well did it work. Van Persie was an artist at work when on song and it was clearly reflected in his goal scoring statistics. In his 280 appearances for the club, Robin scored 132 goals. Robin had a sweet left foot which could power the ball into the net. He was the club captain when Arsene Wenger agreed to sell him to Manchester United where he went on to win the Premier League title for the first time in his first season at United.

  1. Thierry Henry:

There is no way that there was anyone going to beat this man in this list. Alike Van Persie, Henry too started out as a winger. But it was Arsene Wenger who wanted Henry to play centrally as a striker. Henry was signed by Arsene at Monaco where he developed himself before Wenger took him to Arsenal with him. Henry scored a phenomenal 227 goals in 371 games for Arsenal, becoming their highest goal scorer. Henry too had a massive part in the Arsenal side that went the entire season unbeaten.

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