One current player features in the all time worst Arsenal XI

Arsenal has had mixed success in the transfer market since the Premier League began.

From the time of Arsene Wenger, world-class players like Thierry Henry have been signed, but flops like Pascal Cygan have also made their way into the club.

The Gunners have continued to enjoy some good fortune and some bad business when they signed players.

Sun Sports recently compiled a list of the starting XI of Arsenal’s biggest transfer flops and one current player makes the team.

Mikel Arteta has made the Gunners a better team since he became the manager.

He has had to use most of the players that the club’s other managers have bought, as he has signed only Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari.

The Spaniard will be glad that he hasn’t had to call on Mohamed Elneny, who was sent on loan to Besiktas at the start of this season because the Egyptian is the only player on Arsenal’s books that featured in the starting XI of flops per the Sun.

He featured in the midfield alongside Ryo Miyaichi, Emmanuel Frimpong, and Denis Suarez.

Manuel Almunia, David Grondin, Sebastien Squillaci, Igors Stepanovs, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Park Chu-Young, Francis Jeffers are the other names on the team.

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9 Comments

  1. Giovani says:

    Elneny wasnt that bad

    1. sk says:

      He really wasn’t. He didn’t live up to expectations and the potential he showed early on but certainly he’s not in the worst ever Arsenal 11.

  2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    So unfair to him, we had too many flops.

  3. Sue says:

    I knew Lichtsteiner would be on there 😄

  4. Dan kit says:

    Iwobi ?
    Would have been my first pick

  5. Thomo says:

    What about Santos our Brazilian left back he was horrendous

  6. Dan says:

    I’m going to only base it on who played quite a few games in prem

    My team Almunia , Santos , Stephavnos,Sylvester, Squllachi ( going on form for us ) Leictsteiner
    John Jenson , Grimandi
    Iwobi Chamakh Gervinhio.

  7. Grandad says:

    Dan, that tells us so much about the incompetence of our recruitment personelle.Elneny is far too good for that team, indeed, I prefer him to Torreria.That should stir things up?

  8. jon fox says:

    A more meaningful worst Arsenal player ever list would include ONLY those who were regular choices and NOT those like Grondin, Frimpong and several others in this list who weer essentially fringe players only and not regulars. Anyone can pick an essentially reserve team level list of duds but that is almost meaningless. Therefore, I would only include in my list (from the authors list) Almunia and Squillachi. My personal bette noire, Hillier, would certainly be in as first midfield pick. Jenson too!
    Sylvestre too at CB. Lichsteiner though bad, was not our worst full back by a long chalk . Not if you go back as far as I do.

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