Best Player of the Emirates Era

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by American_Gooner, Apr 26, 2019.

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Who do you consider to be the best player post Highbury?

  1. Cesc Fabregas

    56.7%
  2. Robin Van Persie

    20.5%
  3. Mesut Özil

    6.3%
  4. Alexis Sanchez

    7.1%
  5. Santi Cazorla

    5.5%
  6. Other

    3.9%
  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    The debate over Özil's legacy and comparisons to Cazorla got me wondering, who do you guys consider to be the best player since the club moved to the Emirates? Even though it hasn't resulted in a league title we've seen some record setting individual seasons from the likes of RVP (11/12) and Özil (15/16).

    Interested to see how people view some of these players.
     
  2. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    Sanchez
     
  3. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Fabregas
     
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  4. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    I mean it's Fabregas let's be really honest about it. Van Persie 2nd, Alexis 3rd.
     
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  5. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Protector of RonaldoMadness

    Probably Van Persie or Kos.
     
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  6. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Was going to put Kos in the poll but I know he divides opinion on here.
     
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  7. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Protector of RonaldoMadness

    Argue Sagna was our most consistent player of the Emirates era.
     
  8. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Will Özil get a single vote?
     
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  9. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    No Henry?
     
  10. Camron

    Camron Well-Known Member

    We have at least three usernames with Özil in it. I would be disappointed if not.
     
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  11. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    He played his best football at Highbury.
     
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  12. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Stuck in the friend zone

    Fabregas all day long.

     
  13. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Van Persie or Cesc.. they always made me smile on the pitch. The latter edges it for me since he wasn't injured as much.
     
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  14. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    I voted for Fabregas. Seems pretty clear to me. There were a couple of years where he was just magical.
     
  15. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Stuck in the friend zone

    RVP could be there,but he had too many injuries.Think that he didn't play a lot from 2008 to 2010.

    2011/12 was just great.He made difference all the time.
     
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  16. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    RVP was the best at his peak, Alexis likely the most impactful and consistent (and not far off from RVP's best year, for several in a row), and Özil had the most pure talent.

    Depends how you slice it, but would probably lean Alexis.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
  17. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Has to be Cesc. At his peak with us he was arguably the best CM in the world, and definitely the best not named Xavi or Iniesta.

    Hard to pick between the rest in that list. RvP and Alexis both hit crazy heights, but they were short-lived for different reasons. Özil has been consistently good to great over 5+ seasons and achieved the most being a key part of all three FA Cup-winning teams, and Santi probably had more pure footballing ability and versatility than all of them (and would have been a part of all three cup teams if not for injury).
     
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  18. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Cesc or Alexis for me.

    Both were the heartbeat of the team for a while.
     
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  19. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Cesc for me. Hope his Arsenal story is not over yet.
     
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  20. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Judas for me, Cesc with a close second.
     
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