RANKINGS: Arsenal fans pick the best player of the Emirates era
Around 4,000 users took part in our poll to determine who was the best Gunner to have played for us since we opened the Emirates in the summer of 2006. It's time to take a look at the results.
5. Alexis Sanchez - 8%
The Chilean's career at Arsenal was a story of success straight from day one. The winger became the club's beacon of hope and talisman that we could go on to win trophies. His stunning skills, finishing and passion made every Gooner fall in love with his style of play.
4. Cesc Fabregas - 13%
The youngest captain in the history of our club. One of the players from the Invincibles days. The one who deposed Patrick Vieira of a starting spot in the team and who took his number. Fabregas was undoubtedly the best player of the very first years after we moved to the Emirates in 2006. His stellar goals and assists from midfield will never be forgotten and the Spaniard has always admitted that these are the years he cherishes most.
3. Aaron Ramsey - 16%
11 years at the club have not gone without success for the Welshman. The midfielder won 3 FA Cups with us, scoring the winning goal in two of them. His goal in 2014 ended our nine-year trophy drought. Ramsey was always there when we needed him most and all those important goals in the North London derbies just confirm it further.
2. Robin van Persie - 18%
There was no spot on the field from where the Dutchman couldn't score. He was the natural successor to Thierry Henry and he did not disappoint. If one watches highlights of van Persie's goals, you will be stunned by how much of them were scored in crucial moments against serious opposition. And how could we forget all those magnificent volleys he scored.
1. Santi Cazorla - 36%
There was nothing the little Spaniard couldn't do. Being two-footed and amazingly skilful, Cazorla set the Premier League alight in his debut season. He scored our important first goal in the 2014 FA Cup final, which gave us hope after being 2-0 down by the 20th minute. But later on in his Arsenal career, he adopted a new much deeper midfield role and stayed mainly in the shadows. But Gooners never failed to acknowledge his importance to the team.
Other results: Mesut Ozil (5%), Laurent Koscielny (2%), Samir Nasri & Bacary Sagna (1%).