Igors Stepanovs – the defender is a much-travelled one. This gives some indication as to what other managers think of him I suppose. He may be 6ft 4in but that don’t mean a thing when you look at his time in north London where he never fulfilled any supposed potential. His worst moment must surely be his role in Arsenal’s 6-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, in 2001.
Glenn Helder – a player from the “1-0 to the Arsenal” era and was meant to be a tricky winger. Just because he’s Dutch it doesn’t mean he’s going to end up a class player- he was the opposite of that. Scored only one goal and didn’t really contribute as a winger would be expected to.
Kaba Diawara – who?! I had to jog my memory of this rather clumsy striker who barely lasted a season with the Gunners. Not a good piece of business and the fact that he has played for 17 clubs in 17 years says it all…
Mikael Silvestre – what was the point in signing him? Silvestre is as dodgy as they come and will frequently put his side in trouble with his casual, and quite dopey, style of defending. Recently showed that he is no way up to Premiership standard with his performances against Tottenham and Barcelona.
So, there you have it, a pick of five footballers who have made their time at Arsenal a waste of time. They may be a club that has won many trophies but there are plenty of players who are missing from this list that have been spared the embarrassment. Please comment below on who you would have liked to have seen in the list.