3 best Arsenal wingers of the Emirates era

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After moving to the Emirates in 2006, Arsenal’s success faltered. The Gunners continually suffered at the final hurdle and many top talents saw their careers vanish through injury.

It wasn’t until 2014 that Arsenal finally broke the trophy voodoo hanging over them since moving to their new home when they won the FA Cup against Hull City.

Despite this lack of tangible success, Arsenal still boasted some of the best talents in England and gradually returned to the formidable form we are currently enjoying under Mikel Arteta.

A huge part of that success is Arsenal's current star wingers, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, who have quickly established themselves as two-thirds of one of the most dangerous attacks in the Premier League.

But who have been Arsenal’s best wingers across the entire Emirates era?

3. Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott
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Theo Walcott joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old in 2006 from Southampton and went on to play almost 400 games for the club across 12 years. The Englishman signed his first professional contract for the club at 17 and quickly began to make a name for himself.

The forward, well-known for his lightning-fast pace, made his debut for the club in the first official game at the Emirates and scored his first goal for the club in 2007. He went on to score 108 goals as well as notching 80 assists.

The Englishman was called up for the 2006 World Cup for England at the age of 17 and became a regular fixture in the national team during his time at the club. It was Walcott’s goal that kickstarted the scoring in the 2015 FA Cup final that saw Arsenal win back-to-back FA Cups.

During his time at Arsenal, Walcott won three FA Cups and two Community Shields before leaving the club for Everton in 2018 and eventually retiring at Southampton in 2023.

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