Earlier this week we put Arsenal fans to the test to determine who was the club’s worst ever signing.
There have certainly been a few contenders over the years, be it those terrible loan signings or big-money flops.
In our duel, we put them up against one another and asked you to simply vote for your pick.
After numerous votes, the results are in and these are Arsenal’s top 10 worst signings, as voted for by the fans.
10: David Grondin - 45%
David Grondin was signed for Arsenal with a lot of hope. The club believed he could be one for the future, a mainstay in the defence for years to come. However, that was not the case and after various loan spells, he was sold five years after joining.
9: Kaba Diawara - 50%
Arsenal had hoped Diawara would be the next Nicholas Anelka but that was not to be. He’s ranked as the Gunners’ ninth worst signing.
8: Andre Santos - 50%
Andre Santos was a Brazilian defender that didn’t take too kindly to the aspect of defending. He comes in at number eight.
7: Mikael Silvestre
Discarded by Manchester United, Arsenal hoped to harness some of his experience, but the Frenchman was years past his prime by the time he arrived in London.
6: Junichi Inamoto
Junichi Inamoto was signed by Arsenal on loan in 2000 and he became one of the first players to be known as a ‘shirt-sales signing’. As with any Premier League club, when signing a player from Asia, their market presence booms and that appears to be the reasoning behind Inamoto’s move to London.
5: Kim Kallstrom
To this day, nobody is quite sure why Arsenal signed an injury-prone midfielder on loan, only for him to be ruled out for the most part of his time at the club.
4: Francis Jeffers
Francis Jeffers was England’s big hope after bursting onto the scene with Everton. As we all know, it didn’t quite work out like that for him.
3: Park Chu-Young
Park Chu-Young made just a handful of appearances for Arsenal during his time with the club and it’s still unclear how the Gunners came around to signing him. He was released in 2014 and joined Al-Shabab.
2: Sebastien Squillaci
Signing a French international was a staple of Arsenal’s plans under Arsene Wenger and when you bring in someone capable of representing their country, you expect some level of quality. That was not the case with Sebastien Squillaci, who consistently looked out of sorts with the Gunners.
1: Amaury Bischoff
A once-promising Portuguese French-born midfielder would go on to be given the nickname Amaury ‘no knees’ Bischoff because of his terrible injury record.
It was telling that after he left Arsenal, he spent his days playing in the lower divisions of Portuguese and German football.