Arsenal have been blessed with many brilliant defenders throughout their history.

The Gunners have been one of British football’s leading clubs in terms of having the best players. 

But, we want to know who you think is the club’s best ever defender. You can vote below in our ‘winner-stays-on’ style poll. 

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Martin Keown

Bacary Sagna

Laurent Koscielny

David O'Leary

Gael Clichy

Kolo Toure

Thomas Vermaelen

Sol Campbell

Per Mertesacker

Tony Adams

William Gallas

Steve Bould

Ashley Cole

Pat Rice

Frank McLintock

Lee Dixon

Nigel Winterburn


  Tony Adams 92%
  Laurent Koscielny 71%
  Sol Campbell 68%
  David O'Leary 54%
  Ashley Cole 45%
  Frank McLintock 44%
  Martin Keown 43%
  Nigel Winterburn 39%
  Steve Bould 29%
  Pat Rice 26%
  Lee Dixon 24%
  Bacary Sagna 23%
  Thomas Vermaelen 21%
  Per Mertesacker 18%
  Kolo Toure 17%
  William Gallas 7%
  Gael Clichy 6%