RANKINGS: Arsenal fans pick their biggest childhood hero
Almost 4,000 users took part in our poll to determine who was their childhood hero. It's time to take a look at the results.
6. Patrick Vieira - 4%
The captain of the Invincibles. A true midfield rock. There was nothing the Frenchman wasn't afraid to do to secure the win for us. All 406 games for us he played with utter fearlessness and ruthlessness. Ever since Vieira left, we were never able to replace the aggressiveness and passion in midfield, which proves just how influential he was.
5. Ian Wright - 6%
The second-highest goalscorer in our history definitely deserves a place on the list of childhood heroes. The striker was an inspiration to a whole generation with his brilliant skills and masterful finishing. If not for Henry, Wright would still be our record goalscorer. And what's important as well is that the icon is still heavily connected with the club, taking part in this year's kit launch and never publicly criticising our players beyond reasonable doubt
4. Tony Adams - 7%
A one-club man. A legend of the club with 669 appearances for the club over a 22-year period. It's hard to even imagine someone coming close to that. But the centre-back should also be remembered for his remarkable achievements - Adams managed to captain Arsenal to league titles in three different decades.
3. Arsene Wenger - 8%
The Frenchman is perhaps the most notable figure on this list as he not only changed Arsenal for the better but also English football. By bringing his style and vision to the club, he transformed the way football was played in the country. Winning 3 Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups, Wenger is definitely one of the greats of the club.
2. Dennis Bergkamp - 17%
423 appearances. 120 goals. And so many great memories. The Dutchman was a true inspiration and the perfect embodiment of the way Arsene wanted the club to play. The beautiful goals that he scored will never be forgotten. It should come as no surprise that it was Bergkamp who managed to take all three top spots of the best league goals in August 1997.
1. Thierry Henry - 51%
A record 228 goals in 377 games for the club. The Frenchman turned out to be a childhood hero for more than half of our users and that is hardly a surprise. The striker was one of the best talents of his generation and demonstrated his mindblowing technique, outstanding finishing and sheer willpower every time he got on the pitch. His ability to produce magical moments never went away even if his pace faded away as he made the whole Emirates cry of joy on that night in January 2012.
Other results: Robert Pires (2%), Sol Campbell, Pat Rice, Martin Keown, David Seaman (1%)
Liam Brady - A professional both on and off the pitch, the Irishman was one of our best players of the 70s.
Charlie George - the hero of the 1970/71 league and cup double lives on in our hearts.
Kanu - One of the best squad players we had and a two-time African Footballer of the Year.