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Arsenal Best Attackers Ever: No10 – Arsenal Top Goal Scorer for 58 Years!

Arsenal’s Century Club – Cliff Bastin   Born in Heavitree near Exeter, Cliff started his career at Exeter City, making his début for the club in 1928, at the age of 16. Despite only playing 17 games and scoring 6 … Continue reading

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Arsenal Best Attackers Ever: No11 – They Don’t Come Bigger Than This One

Arsenal’s Century Club – Thierry Henry Thierry appeared in 377 games over a 13 year period and scored 226 goals. Thierry was born and raised in Les Ulis suburb of Paris which, despite sometimes being seen as a tough neighbourhood, … Continue reading

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Arsenal Best Attackers Ever: No12 – The Longer He Is Away The More We Love Him

Arsenal’s Century Club – Olivier Giroud Oliver Jonathan Giroud was born in Chambery, France on September 30th 1986. He began his career at Grenoble in Ligue 2 before joining Tours in 2008. He was the league’s highest scorer with 21 … Continue reading

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Arsenal Best Attacker Ever: Nr13 – We Loathe Him So Much Because We Loved Him So Much

Arsenal’s Century Club – Robin van Persie Robin van Persie was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The son of two artists, he was encouraged to follow in his parents’ footsteps, but he preferred football. He joined Dutch side SBV Excelsior’s youth … Continue reading

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A 25 Year Old Warning Shot for Arteta, Saka, Nelson, Willock and Others

There I was, in lockdown, doing my utmost to be productive and to make some good use of the time I have to spend indoors by having the old clear out, it’s always good for the soul to have a … Continue reading

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Arsenal Best Attackers Ever: Nr14 – The Hero of Copenhagen

Arsenal’s Century Club – Alan Smith  Alan Martin Smith: born 21 November 1962 in Hollywood, Worcestershire. A striker, Smith started his career at non-league Alvechurch in north Worcestershire. He then signed professional forms with Leicester City in June 1982. In … Continue reading

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Arsenal Best Attackers Ever: Nr15 – First man to score for two different clubs in FA Cup Finals

Arsenal’s Century Club – Frank Stapleton Francis Anthony “Frank” Stapleton was born 10 July 1956 in Dublin. Frank was a tough tackling forward who was an especially good header of the ball. He started his career with Arsenal, joining them … Continue reading

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Arsenal Best Attackers Ever: Nr16 – He Let The Ball Do the Flying

Arsenal’s Century Club – Dennis Bergkamp Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp – Born: May 10, 1969 Amsterdam, Netherlands was the fourth of four sons. He was brought up in a working-class suburb; his father who was an electrician played amateur footballer … Continue reading

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Gems of the Season: Nr3 The Wee Beasty From Brazil

What a revelation Gabriel Martinelli has been for us this season. There is of course plenty of technical talent and he is playing with that freedom of being a youngster with relatively low expectations on his shoulder, but there are … Continue reading

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Arsenal’s Best Attackers Ever: Nr17 – our youngest-ever hat-trick scorer

Arsenal’s Century Club – John Radford John Radford was born on 22 February 1947 in Hemsworth, Yorkshire. He joined Arsenal as an apprentice in 1962, turning professional in February 1964. During an interview he said – “I well remember the … Continue reading

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