Full list of Arsenal players under Arsene Wenger

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List of players who have played under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Last night’s Capital One Cup game against Sheffield Wednesday went badly on the pitch, but it provided something of a landmark.

The debuts for Alex Iwobi, Glen Kamara, Ismael Bennacer and Krystian Bielik took the number of players Arsene Wenger has selected for the club over 200 (it’s now 203) since his arrival in 1996.

So, in the interests of nothing much in particular, but just for the record, here’s the full list of players who have played for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Players

David Seaman
Lee Dixon
Tony Adams
Steve Bould
Nigel Winterburn
Martin Keown
Patrick Vieira
Paul Merson
David Platt
John Hartson
Ian Wright
Ray Parlour
Dennis Bergkamp
Remi Garde
Steve Morrow
John Lukic
Andy Linighan
Paul Shaw
Gavin McGowan
Scott Marshall
Stephen Hughes
Matthew Rose
Lee Harper
Ian Selley
Nicolas Anelka
Gilles Grimandi
Marc Overmars
Emmanuel Petit
Luis Boa Morte
Chris Wreh
Jason Crowe
Paolo Vernazza
Alex Manninger
Alberto Mendez
Jehad Muntasser
Matthew Upson
Isaiah Rankin
Kaba Diawara
Nelson Vivas
Freddie Ljungberg
Omer Riza
David Grondin
Fabian Caballero
Michael Black
Nwanko Kanu
Oleg Luznhy
Silvinho
Thierry Henry
Davor Suker
Stefan Malz
Ashley Cole
Tommy Black
Rhys Weston
Jermaine Pennant
Graham Barrett
Julian Gray
Brian McGovern
Lauren
Robert Pires
Sylvain Wiltord
Lee Canoville
Stuart Taylor
Moritz Volz
Igors Stepanovs
Tomas Danilevicius
Edu
Sol Campbelll
Giovani van Bronkhorst
Francis Jeffers
Junichi Inamoto
Richard Wright
John Halls
Carlin Itonga
Rohan Rickets
Stathis Tavlaridis
Jeremie Aliadiere
Sebastian Svard
Juan
Gilberto Silva
Kolo Toure
Pascal Cygan
Ryan Garry
Rami Shaaban
David Bentley
Justin Hoyte
Jens Lehmann
Graham Stack
John Spicer
Jerome Thomas
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie
Gael Clichy
Cesc Fabregas
Ryan Smith
Frankie Simek
Olafur-Ingi Skulason
Michal Papadopolous
Jose Antonio Reyes
Robin van Persie
Mathieu Flamini
Seb Larsson
Danny Karbassiyoon
Johan Djourou
Manuel Almunia
Arturo Lupoli
Philippe Senderos
Patrick Cregg
Emmanuel Eboue
Alex Hleb
Alex Song
Fabice Muamba
Anthony Stokes
Nicklas Bendtner
Kerrea Gilbert
Abou Diaby
Emmanuel Adebayor
Tomas Rosicky
Theo Walcott
Julio Baptista
William Gallas
Matthew Connolly
Denilson
Mark Randall
Armand Traore
Mart Poom
Bacary Sagna
Eduardo
Lassana Diarra
Lukasz Fabiaski
Fran Merida
Nacer Barazite
Kieran Gibbs
Henri Lansbury
Aaron Ramsey
Samir Nasri
Carlos Vela
Jack Wilshere
Francis Coquelin
Gavin Hoyte
Jay Simpson
Mikael Silvestre
Amaury Bischoff
Rui Fonte
Paul Rodgers
Andrei Arshavin
Vito Mannone
Thomas Vermaelen
Gilles Sunu
Wojciech Szczesny
Sanchez Watt
Craig Eastmond
Kyle Bartley
Thomas Cruise
Marouane Chamakh
Laurent Koscielny
Sebastian Squillaci
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Ignasi Miquel
Conor Henderson
Emmanuel Frimpong
Gervinho
Carl Jenkinson
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Mikel Arteta
Yossi Benayoun
Per Mertesacker
Andre Santos
Chuks Aneke
Ryo Miyaichi
Oguzhan Ozyakup
Chu Young Park
Daniel Boateng
Nico Yennaris
Santi Cazorla
Olivier Giroud
Lukas Podolski
Martin Angha
Serge Gnabry
Damian Martinez
Thomas Eisfeld
Jernande Meade
Nacho Monreal
Yaya Sanogo
Mesut Ozil
Chuba Akpom
Kriss Olsson
Hector Bellerin
Isaac Hayden
Gedion Zelalem
Kim Kallstrom
Joel Campbell
Calum Chambers
Mathieu Debuchy
Alexis Sanchez
Danny Welbeck
David Ospina
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Stefan O’Connor
Gabriel
Petr Cech
Glen Kamara
Alex Iwobi
Ismael Bennacer
Krystian Bielik
Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Mohamed Elneny
Rob Holding
Granit Xhaka
Shkodran Mustafi
Lucas Perez
Alexandre Lacazette
Sead Kolasinac
Reiss Nelson
Josh Dasilva
Joe Willock
Marcus McGuane
Eddie Nketiah
Ben Sheaf
Matt Macey
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Correct as of: 23.04.2018

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Zenithreptile
Zenithreptile
4 years ago

Hooray!!!

LKoscielny6
4 years ago
Reply to  Zenithreptile

Sami ajayi isn’t there, didn’t he play against Southampton in the league cup last season?

Andy Mack
Andy Mack
4 years ago
Reply to  LKoscielny6

I think that although Semi Ajayi was pencilled in to play, he got injured and didn’t (or could have been on the bench).

Double98
Double98
4 years ago
Reply to  LKoscielny6

He half played? Semi

Actually he didn’t.

I always hoped he’d score a hatrick in the FA cup final and it would be known forever as the Semi Final.

its not like Wenger to sell on a guy with so much puntential.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago
Reply to  Double98

If he’d stayed with us now we’d be fielding a Coq with a Semi.

Stuart_Ten
Stuart_Ten
4 years ago

I’d like some light shed on ‘Juan’ immediately.

Mizog
Mizog
4 years ago
Reply to  Stuart_Ten

I remember him playing a fa cup game against gillingham at Highbury probably late90s

fabreboue
fabreboue
4 years ago
Reply to  Stuart_Ten

I would similarily like some light shed on this Chu Young Park character

IamaGoober
IamaGoober
4 years ago
Reply to  fabreboue

He was the most bizarre signing. Still baffles me to this day

Double98
Double98
4 years ago
Reply to  IamaGoober

The signing wasn’t baffling – as we needed a striker and an infusion of new players – Wenger always likes a punt and this was potentially an overmars – i.e. great youth who had been written off.

But then it was the usage of him that baffled and how long he stayed on the books without ever being given a chance –
he must have been shockingly bad in training – or maybe he was sold to sell shirts to koreans.

Double98
Double98
4 years ago
Reply to  Double98

* bought to sell shirts to koreans

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago
Reply to  Double98

Sold to buy shirts from Koreans?

Tom Gun
Tom Gun
4 years ago
Reply to  IamaGoober

I’m convinced the only reason we signed him was as revenge against Lille for reneging on a promise to sell us Hazard. They had Park lined up and we stole him from under their noses at the last minute. It was at the same time speculation was rife we would sign Hazard so I’m guessing they either hiked up Hazard’s price or refused to budge/negotiate and we took revenge by taking Chu.

jim
jim
4 years ago
Reply to  Stuart_Ten

I remember chanting “One Juan. We’ve only got One Juan…” in the North Bank at that Gillingham game. Which , as I’ve just looked up on Wikipedia, was in 2002.

IamaGoober
IamaGoober
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

That was my first ever Arsenal game.

Mr. G
Mr. G
4 years ago
Reply to  Stuart_Ten

Played two cup games for us before injury ruined his Arsenal career. Has played in Brazil ever since.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Maldonado_Jaimez

Paul
Paul
4 years ago
Reply to  Mr. G

Juan has made a good career for himself here n Brasil playing for many of the top teams and being an important part of their starting 11.

Ant
Ant
4 years ago
Reply to  Stuart_Ten

He wore the number 57 shirt and had one of the finest songs of all time – “Juan 57; there’s only Juan 57; Juan fifty seeeeven etc and so on”

goodstuff
goodstuff
4 years ago

HOLY CRAP – what a legend…

Mizog
Mizog
4 years ago

Think he was left back

Arse Sutra
Arse Sutra
4 years ago

TGSTEL

eduardo stark
eduardo stark
4 years ago

Merida, Lansbury, Vela, Barazite, Nordveit (unlisted)… I remember those guys being massive on early Football Manager. Quite sorry things gone other way for them as they didn’t made the cut as Wilshere, Ramsey, and (nearly) Coquelin.

Karsten
4 years ago
Reply to  eduardo stark

Don’t think Nordtveit ever played, which makes it 0 Norwegians in this 20 years.

Frode
Frode
4 years ago
Reply to  Karsten

Remember Nordtveit was due a Capital One Cup start but got injured. Then he decided not to renew his contract because Wenger kept faith in Squillaci as his fourth choice central defender.

Now he plays Champions League football for Gladbach.

emob
emob
3 years ago
Reply to  Frode

He’s signed with West Ham this summer.

Redgibb
Redgibb
4 years ago

Steve Morrow? Really? Fair play

SoqedHozi
SoqedHozi
4 years ago

Paulie Shaw

Dylan
Dylan
4 years ago

All these players but theres only one TGSTEL.

Gooneron
Gooneron
4 years ago

Lauren was a bad ass he only had one name

Like a BOSScielny
Like a BOSScielny
4 years ago
Reply to  Gooneron

His full names: Lauren Etame Meyer

gee
gee
4 years ago

Really, i thought it was Ralph

FibreGas
FibreGas
4 years ago
Reply to  gee

Pretty sure Kanu’s first name is spelt wrong here. Probably worth omitting either way…

Cas
Cas
4 years ago
Reply to  FibreGas

Nwankwo KANU #25

Indie Gooner
Indie Gooner
4 years ago

Lassana diara? when?

Unnecessarilystupid
Unnecessarilystupid
4 years ago
Reply to  Indie Gooner

For about 6 months before he spat his dummy about not playing enough.

gee
gee
4 years ago

couldnt get past the flamster and denilison. flamster played out of his skin that yr and earned a move to his boyhood club milan. las went to portsmouth and earned move to madrid, denilson was smuggled back to brazil using the illegal international cocaine smuggling network.

lemon
lemon
4 years ago

Sol Campbelll

extra l

David C
David C
4 years ago

I assume everyone thinks Henry or Dennis are the best of the lot. I’m curious who people think is the worst player or the biggest disappointment.

Ca$ley Cole still grinds my gears after all these years. Kahlstrom and Park just make me scratch my head in a bewildered fashion.

49er
49er
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Kallstrom was just a short term fix in an injury crisis to add numbers (despite being injured himself at the time) so I can understand that.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago
Reply to  49er

I loved watching Kallstrom. He was so obviously enjoying his football, and he wasn’t shit. He just didn’t get healed quickly enough to get many games.

jimbo1
jimbo1
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

It is hard to say who is the worst as some would have only had one or two appearances in league Cup matches. In terms of first team players Igor Stepanovs must be up (down) there amongst our worst players.. I think he was in one of the sides that took a hammering at Utd. Sorry Igor.

Swish
Swish
4 years ago
Reply to  jimbo1

I think it was in the Tuesday Club podcast where by it was said that Ray Parlour told one of them that Igor Stepanovs owes his career to Dennis Bergkamp who was very much unknown as being a funny man behind the scenes. The story is that Bergkamp was bigging up Stepanovs to piss off Martin Keown, was was easy to wind up, exclaiming how great every touch he made was in the trial, irritating Keown. Monday came and Wenger had signed him on a 3 year contract due to the club taking Bergkamp’s wind up praise as genuine and… Read more »

dennisthemenace
dennisthemenace
4 years ago
Reply to  jimbo1

i don’t so much mind shit players (god bless you pascal cygan) as i do ones with attitude issues, so for that reason i would nominate gallas as the worst player ive ever seen in an arsenal shirt. i actually think TGSTEL outgrew his brat reputation and was, dare i say it, not that bad as a last resort squad option for lesser games or a time soaker substituion. but gallas came to us as a premier league winner and supposed leader but turned out to be an absoloute sack of shit before departing to a more appropriate home. honorable… Read more »

gee
gee
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Davour suker – was excited when he joined us (played as if he had a 40 aday habit)

Diaby – always injured but one of my fav players

Stepenovs , wreh and bischoff were bad of the top of my head

goonerestgooner
goonerestgooner
4 years ago
Reply to  gee

Wreh scored a couple of important goals in the run in to the 98 Double.

Plus he was George Weah’s cousin.

Apparently.

gee
gee
4 years ago

im forever grateful for his effort. i didnt hate him or anything, just expected him to be as good as george weah which to be fair is like expecting sanogo to play like pele

Karsten
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Good question! Looking at the list there are many awesome players, and a huge number of average players. But not really that many really poor I would say.

Ajinkya a.k.a Gabriel's reaction
Ajinkya a.k.a Gabriel's reaction
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Kallstrom scored a cool, calm penalty for us in that FA game.. so I am happy that we signed him.. looked good when he played.. played within his limits and didn’t go overboard.. might have been worthy if he was a decade younger though.. 🙂

Mondo
Mondo
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

One of the biggest disappointments for me was Anelka, He had such an enormous level of pure talent and leaving the way he did was criminal.

OneBeatOff
OneBeatOff
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Well, a young Kallstrom would be an excellent backup for the Coq. He played at Lyon for years and had an excellent long range shot. A very solid holding MF. Park … that just leads people to think you have lice.

shitbird
shitbird
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Which player was the worst is too subjective a question.

How about:

Which player’s name appearing on a team sheet against Barcelona made you say “We are truly fucked”?

New Haven Gooner
4 years ago

Boy those early Emirates years were rougher than I thought.

ididntpay
ididntpay
4 years ago

Tom Cruise is a Gooner!

ciderman
ciderman
4 years ago

Crumbs there were a few scumbags in the mix – cashly, van pencilhead and na$ri – ugh

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago
Reply to  ciderman

Anelka, Adebayor

AZ Gooner
AZ Gooner
4 years ago

I think that’s the same number of players Brenden Rogers bought while at Liverpool.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago
Reply to  AZ Gooner

Far less of ours were shit though.

Like a BOSScielny
Like a BOSScielny
4 years ago

Can’t imagine we used to watch this squad and actually expected them to win a trophy! Tough times indeed.

M.Almunia
J. Hoyte, W. Gallas, J. Djourou, G. Clichy
M. Flamini, Denilson
E. Eboue, C.Fabregas, T.Rosicky
E. Adebayor.

ididntpay
ididntpay
4 years ago

It’s a testament to the Boss that we were able to compete and keep a CL spot. Slimmest of pickings back then.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago

Almunia may not have been the best keeper around but he can’t have benefitted from that Press campaign aimed at our keepers for years on end. Justin Hoyte always tried hard. Never disliked him. Gallas should have been better but turned out to be weak. Always liked Djourou. Always liked Clichy (not now though). Flamini was superb alongside Fabregas for a season. Denilson tried and tried and tried and tried and, well, it never happened Eboue brought the fans around eventually. Fabregas was brilliant til the DNA started to call, but was saying “we” when he mentioned Arsenal even a… Read more »

bonkers
bonkers
4 years ago

As a young(er) gunner a few of these were surprising. Matthew Upson and boa morte? Also who was this “diaby” fellow. Never heard of him

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson
4 years ago

don’t look back in Angha! there are also good names on the list, although it’s a bit Hayden seek finding them

ramgooner
ramgooner
4 years ago

Can we also look at how much net money he made with player purchase and sales?

superanderslimpar
superanderslimpar
4 years ago
Reply to  arseblog

Come on blogs, don’t be lazy….

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight
4 years ago

…and a partridge in a pear tree!

rex
rex
4 years ago

kerrea Gilbert……. I’ve always suspected kieran Gibbs

Why do you ask my name? It is beyong understanding.
Why do you ask my name? It is beyong understanding.
4 years ago

Between Jehad Muntasser and Thierry Henry here’s a great chasm of technical ability almost as large as Jose Mourinho’s ego.

me
me
4 years ago

Yann M’vilaa?

Kentish Gooner
Kentish Gooner
4 years ago

Pascal Cygan must be up there with the worst. I always had a soft spot for Edu. Oh, Edu, how I miss thee.

lordgunner
lordgunner
4 years ago
Reply to  Kentish Gooner

i don think cygan was that bad, he wasnt good enough thats for sure and suited for the english style of football

Petits Handbag
Petits Handbag
4 years ago

What the hell is an Andre Santos….saying that I remember him equalizing against Chelsea and me declaring my love for the huggable Brazilian

lovely arse
lovely arse
4 years ago

David Dipshit Bentley. I had briefly forgotten bout him..

Andy Mack
Andy Mack
4 years ago
Reply to  lovely arse

We’ve all tried to forget him!

Benny
Benny
4 years ago

The worst player on this list is Mikael Sylvester. A player who on his day could play a one-two move with an opposing striker ( Barca vs. Arsenal @ Camp Nou).

D
D
4 years ago

Jehad Muntasser, his Arsenal career lasted 1 min. That is a future jackpot answer on Pointless.

Ex-Priest Tobin
Ex-Priest Tobin
4 years ago

Any one willing to have a go at ranking all of them in order of quality?

goonerestgooner
goonerestgooner
4 years ago

1, Dennis Bergkamp
2, Thierry Henry
3, Alexis
4, Francis Jeffers
5, Sorry, what was the question again?

Phil Collins' first touch
Phil Collins' first touch
4 years ago

Gilles SuSsuno

Ferngunner
Ferngunner
4 years ago

Chu young Park surely the pick of the bunch. Absolute steal by Arsene.

Phil Collins' first touch
Phil Collins' first touch
4 years ago

I can hear it coming in the Aliadiere tonight

superanderslimpar
superanderslimpar
4 years ago

Frankie Simek. Off the Sopranos.

Hairy Arse
Hairy Arse
4 years ago

Did Glen Helder not make an appearance under Wenger?

Cas
Cas
4 years ago

Amaury Bischoff. . .hmm

Nicolae
4 years ago

Forgot Higgs Boson chief

Wengers Army
Wengers Army
4 years ago

How many double players? Ones that have left and come back. I can think of Henry, Sol and Flamini. Was there anymore?

goonerestgooner
goonerestgooner
4 years ago
Reply to  Wengers Army

Lehman….but i don’t think he actually played a game.

Fool of a Took
Fool of a Took
4 years ago

Yes he did, came on and gave away a dangerous free-kick (if I´m not mistaking). He played two or three games that season. That was a proper keeper, by the way.

Crazy persona, marvelous hair, world class saves and mind blowing mistakes!

I still have a great memory of him yelling at a ball boy for giving him the ball to fast when we were winning a game 🙂 Oh Jens, how I miss you!

Victor Kimuyu
Victor Kimuyu
4 years ago
Reply to  Fool of a Took

He did play. And that day infront of him was Squillaci and Djourou. True Story.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla
4 years ago

Mikael Silvestre was a strange one. I’d see his name on the team sheet but when I watched the game there was no sign of him, just a sort of fuzzy-empty space like a censorship blur that used to move around our end of the pitch. Opposition players and the ball would pass right through it without the slightest hindrance.

Reggie Perrin
Reggie Perrin
4 years ago

I liked Nelson Vivas.

Clock-End Mike
Clock-End Mike
4 years ago

Ah, nostalgia. There’s nothing like it…

The 49ners
The 49ners
4 years ago

Guess am really old..knowing almost all the names makes me feel so so OLD!!

Too Drunk To Be Offise
Too Drunk To Be Offise
4 years ago

A few thoughts … players who didn’t have quality, don’t deserve to be bashed. They are what they are, and its the club who made the decision to sign them with the ability they had. As long as they tried to do what they could with whatever talent they had, and put in a shift, I have no issues with them. The only ones who should get a bad name would be those who had a bad attitude, and had a go at the club. So the ones who deserve the bashing would be – 1) Ca$hley Cole 2) David… Read more »

It'sStevenBouldTheBigDefender
It'sStevenBouldTheBigDefender
3 years ago

There’s only one Juan

Arsetronomy
Arsetronomy
3 years ago

I am Craig Eastmond.

Toby
Toby
1 year ago

Macey??

Gbenga
Gbenga
1 month ago

Only 4 are of Nigerian decent.
, please, update the list. Antonio Reyes is now late