Best Player of the Emirates Era

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


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

  1. Cesc Fabregas

  2. Robin Van Persie

  3. Mesut Özil

  4. Alexis Sanchez

  5. Santi Cazorla

  6. Other

  1. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    Van Persie



  2. American_Gooner

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

    Vela over Aubameyang?
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  3. Football Manager

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  4. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Wtf is this mate!?

    Some of these names are mental :lol:
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  5. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Interesting list. What are your thoughts on Özil buddy?
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  6. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    Santi Cazorla was the best player of the emirates era.
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  7. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    Based on talent:

    Based on results and team performance:
  8. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Talent alone Özil followed by Van Persie and Wilshere.

    Performance-wise (and the nicest of the lot to boot) Cazorla.

    Fabregas was slightly over-rated. Sanchez had incredible figures but tailed off and wasn't a team player.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2020
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  9. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    One of Cesc or Sanchez for me.
  10. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Sanchez would’ve been half the player if Özil wasn’t here.
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  11. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    Favourites - Cazorla, Hleb, Wilshere, Ramsey
    Best in order - Fabregas, Van Persie, Sanchez
  12. TinFish

    TinFish Well-Known Member

    Cesc was better.... jesus watch some highlights.

    If Cesc left more gracefully we would all be wanking over him to this day.

    Don't let your emotions cloud your judgement.
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  13. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Cesc and I'd say quite easily for impact, probably for ability as well although Van Judy's would have something to say about that.

    1. Cesc
    2. Judas
    3. Santi
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  14. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate


    Özil - even if he only showed it for a season then rarley a flash here or there).
    Fabregas - his prime for us is so underrated .
    RVP - exceptional last season with us.

    Our most consistent good peformers and most influential:


    Without a doubt my vote goes to Cesc.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
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  15. TinFish

    TinFish Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of posters here are a generation younger than me. I'm 30, but grew up watching Fabregas play. The Fabregas at Arsenal was the best midfielder in the Premier league at the time. Him leaving ultimately affected his career - if he stayed at Arsenal and played consistently at the same standard he would have been up there as the Premier League greatest midfielder.

    I'm not too sure why Özil and yes even Santi get mentioned alongside him?

    I had a quick scan of his highlights but they seem to be crap and poor quality. Nevertheless give these a watch:

    Second video at 3:27 can you see Özil doing that?

    Fabregas did everything that Özil could do plus more. People criticise Özil's work rate - a 'luxury player' is often branded about.

    Fabregas had the eye for an assist yet also a great workrate and if you pay close attention he also had a decent tackle in him too. Tracking back to retain possession or to simply hassle the opposition was one of his underrated strengths! He literally "takes the game by the scruff of the neck."

    Santi was a great player, but again Fabregas offered more overall.
    RVP was also a great player, but peaked relatively late. Fabregas was doing this since his teens.

    Just a shame that peoples emotions get in the way of judgement. When we look at the player objectively and rationally - he is by far the best during the Emirates era and I can't see anyone surpassing this anytime soon.

    PS: Oh BTW, Cesc is a gooner. He still watches every Arsenal game. His latest Instagram story he's watching our dire Europa match.
  16. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

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  17. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    That Santi freekick in the FA cup final. Cometh the hour, Santi stepped up.

    Santi, Per and Ramsey for me
  18. arsenalpepper

    arsenalpepper New Member

    Although he moved to United, I'd say Van Persie.
  19. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    imagine the level of man management skills to get the best out of Özil and Sanchez and RVP .. and now they cant even get manage to solve one piddly issue
  20. TinFish

    TinFish Well-Known Member

    You are hilarious. How old are you? Per and Ramsey seriously ahead of Fabregas? :lol:
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