Five of the best Premier League’s left wingers ever

With our beloved Premier League celebrating it’s 25th Birthday this season, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back on five of the competition’s best ever left wingers …

Damien Duff

Ireland international Duff made his name with his dazzling wing play for Blackburn Rovers, before earning a big money move to Chelsea.

The talented attacker was renowned for his ability to beat a man and his pinpoint left footed crossing. He would win two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge before moving on to Newcastle and then Fulham.

Robert Pires

Arsenal beat off competition from Real Madrid and Juventus to sign Pires from Marseille in 2000. The France international would go on to repay that transfer with some of best attacking displays the Premier League has ever seen.

Pires was blessed with electric pace and a natural flair that saw his score some outlandish goals. He was part of the great “Invincible” team of 2003-2004 that went the entire season unbeaten. Along with countrymen Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira he formed, arguably the best team the Premier League has ever seen.

Pires left Arsenal for La Liga side Villarreal in 2006, before returning to England for a brief spell with Aston Villa in 2010.

Ryan Giggs 

Giggs burst onto the scene in the early nineties as a fleet footed wing wizard, who’s dribbling ability had right-backs tying themselves in knots.

The current Wales boss is England football’s most decorated player, winning a quite frankly ridiculous 13 Premier League titles, during his career at Old Trafford.

Giggs is also amongst the select group of players to have scored over 100 EPL goals, and ranks number one on the list of most assists ever with 162.

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David Ginola

A beautiful man, with a beautiful talent for breezing by opposition defenders.

Ginola was part of Kevin Keegan’s hugely entertaining, but ultimately unsuccessful Newcastle side of the mid nineties, before moving on to even higher heights of performance during his time with Spurs.

The France international was supremely gifted with either foot, and won the PFA player of the year award in the 1998/99 season.

Samir Nasri

Nasri first started to impress Premier League fan’s with his superb technique and close control during his time with Arsenal from 2008-2011, before heading down the now well trodden path to Man City in the quest for silverware.

The France international’s controversial decision to swap The Emirates for The Etihad would ultimately be vindicated, as he became an integral part of City’s team and picked up two Premier League winners medals.

 

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