Arsenal are not only one of the most successful teams of the Premier League era, they have played some of the best attacking football and boasted some of the finest players to have ever graced English football. Here are the five players to have scored the most EPL goals for the Gunners.
5. Olivier Giroud – 73 goals
The powerful Frenchman arrived in London in 2013 after a stellar season in France with Montpellier. Arsene Wenger paid a reported £11.7 million to lure the France international target man to the Emirates. After a slow start, Giroud soon became synonymous to the Arsenal name, scoring 73 goals over the five-and-a-half seasons he spent at the club. The 31-year-old now plays for London rivals Chelsea, after deciding to seek pastures new as a result of the Gunners signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
4. Dennis Bergkamp – 87 goals
Bruce Rioch had a forgettable reign at the helm of Arsenal, but he did does deserve massive credit for bringing the magical Dutchman, Dennis Bergkamp to the Premier League.
Bergkamp, is one of the most technically gifted players to ever grace the English football, and was essential in Arsenal’s success throughout the early 2000’s.
Arriving after a disappointing spell in Italy with Inter Milan, Bergkamp was the creative force in Arsenal’s famous “Invincible” squad. The former Holland international bagged an impressive 87 top flight goals while in North London.
3. Robin Van Persie – 96 goals
It was a bitter pill to swallow for gooners when Van Perise decided to move to arch rivals Manchester United. However, you can not refute his ability, and impact in the Premier League.
Arriving as a highly rated young prospect from Eredivisie side Feyenoord, RVP quickly made a name for himself at Arsenal.
The flying Dutchman scored 96 goals for the Gunners, helping them solidify a place in the top four consistently during the financial restrictions of the move to the Emirates.
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2. Ian Wright -104 goals
Still a vocal Gooner to this day, Ian Wright is an Arsenal legend. Coming to Arsenal from fellow London club Crystal Palace, Wright had an emphatic debut season scoring 24 goals for the Gunners. The influential striker continued this goal scoring form throughout his Arsenal career, with a grand total of 104 Premiership goals for the famous North London.
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1. Thierry Henry – 175 goals
It could be no other man. Potentially the best Premier League player in the history of the competition, Thierry Henry is the definition of an Arsenal Legend. The star of the fabled “Invincible” squad, Henry could seemingly do no wrong. Not only does he hold the record for assists in a Premier League season(20), he also has a goal scoring record to be admired.
Coming from Juventus for a fee of £14.5 million, he was soon one of the most feared attackers in England. With 176 goals in 258 matches, scoring at a sensational rate of a goal every 121 minutes. Henry has etched himself into the history books, along with the hearts of Gooners worldwide.
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