What makes an Arsenal player a club legend?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Vinci, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 New Year, Same Hate For Reed

    Monreal would have been a fine fit in the invincible team (no disrespect to Ashley Cole who was great that season)
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  2. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    I think its hard for the last 10 years to pick anyone close to being a legend. Several players had injuries and a ****e teams around them should be legends. Deffo cult players.

    Rosicky- we only really saw glimpes of what shouldve been one of the best midfielders ever for arsenal. I saw him live only the once and the guy had the brain and the engine. Such a shame, had this guy avoided injuries then he wouldve been one of the best of all time.

    Cazorla- tech he was up there with the best i have seen. Again injuries and tbh abit of a crap team held this guy back.

    RVP- the guy was elite no doubt. Peaked in the same time he had a run of seasons with little injuries. The season before he left for utd he was unplayable, had he stayed just 1 more season he wouldve won us the league and got his glory and would be a legend.

    Wilshere- had he avoided injuries its scary to think how good a player he would be right now.

    Ramsey- same as above, that shawcross tackle was horrific and i dont believe he every recovered fully. Pre injury he had monster potential.

    Diaby- we all know this one. Absolute monster player wrecked by a awful tackle.
  3. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Say that about many players. Cole pisses all over Monreal also.
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  4. grange

    grange Well-Known Member

    Lord Bendtner is the only player who fits in all 3 tiers simultaneously
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  5. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump OnlyOne's Best Friend

    I agree, he was without a doubt one of the best LB's in league. He was just as good as anyone you'd compare him too.

    My favourite thing about his game is how he was always available on the left hand side, no matter how lost the player with the ball was you know Monreal would always be there as an outlet.
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  6. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    Both of you are crazy. Excuse me
    The three of you.

    Monreal struggles to get a start for the Spanish NT. In my eyes, he's been nothing more than a steady eddy for us, even at his best. A consistent 7/10 player most weeks. For me, to get that legend status you have to play at a higher level than that. Nevermind the fact that he's massively declined these last two years but a couple of well-timed goals have helped to mask that fact and silence any criticism.

    Monreal, a fine fit in the Invincibles........

    Monreal is on the same level as Sagna, a great servant for the club but both never played at a high enough level to tip the scale in their favour to be considered legends. Don't get me wrong, those type of players are invaluable in a squad. But legend? No.

    If Monreal had scored a cup final winner or two, that would add a few points to his status but he hasn't.
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  7. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Can’t help himself, I heard that’s what caused the divorce to Cheryl.
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    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    Overlooking talent, quality and personality Cheryl is an amazing woman.
  9. lamby22

    lamby22 Well-Known Member

    Agree with this. Sad state of affairs that it's been over 10 years since we've had a legend play in the first team. (excluding that loan Henry had at the club)
  10. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Brady won one FA Cup with us and his penalty miss cost us the 1980 Cup Winners Cup. I think sometimes players also assume legendary status when they are surrounded by yeomen. Charlie George had a strike rate of less than 1 in 4 and left to join Derby at a relatively early age. But he is remembered for scoring the extra-time winner in the 1971 FA Cup final. It also helps legendary status that he was an Arsenal fan. Apart from Jenks probably none of our current first XI are Gooners. Hell, not even the owner is a fan now.

    If the criteria is winning trophies then much of the squad from 1998/04 would qualify but of course we only remember the outstanding talents in an outstanding team.
  11. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Brady is a stone cold legend mate. No statement you make is gonna undo that :lol::lol::lol:

    'Chippy' had everything a midfielder could want - skill, vision, balance, strength, a powerful shot and the ability to glide past opponents at will. Like all great players, he always had time on the ball and almost always chose the right option. On a football pitch, Brady's brain and feet worked in perfect harmony.

  12. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Did you ever watch Arsenal play in the late seventies? We were not very good honestly, however good Brady was.

    I haven't said he isn't a legend but the blunt truth is there is no fixed criteria. If one of the criteria set was winning trophies with us he'd be behind Grimandi.
  13. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Monreal is a legend for just doing his job?
  14. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Ashley Cole was probably the world's best left back for a number of seasons, in an era of brilliant full backs. Monreal is a super-consistent left back, one of the best in the Premier league and one of Spains top 2 -5. Cole at his best was streets ahead of Monreal. Neither is a legend.
  15. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Gooner since '79. We weren't that great in the eighties either. Legends are decided by gut instinct :lol:
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  16. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Agree with Wright but not sure that’s a consensus view / think I might be biased there so put him a tier below.

    Brady was before my time so can’t really comment.
  17. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Brady came at a time where we just weren't challenging for the league, the long period between the 71 double and the dramatic 89 win he was probably our standout player during that era. I've actually watched the entirety of the 79 FA Cup final vs United and he honestly looked so far ahead of everyone on the pitch that day with his technical ability and his movement. He was before his time, kinda like Hoddle. He was absolutely world class at his best.

    If he was 10 years younger he would have been a pivotal part of Graham's title winning teams, in fact we could have won more with him.
  18. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Monreal :rofl::rofl::rofl:
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  19. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    If Ashley Cole was at his peak now, he'd be at Real Madrid and will probably retire with a Ballon D'or or two imo.
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  20. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    He would have been a fine fit in the Invincibles don't ya know.

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