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Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time

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Arsenal top goal scorers of all time?

Thierry Henry is Arsenal’s top goal scorer of all time with 228 career goals for the club. The 6 feet 2-inch footballing legend was signed by Arsene Wenger in 1999 from Serie A outfit, Juventus. He ended up staying at the club for 8 years before leaving for Barcelona in 2007.

During his time at Arsenal, Henry gained the reputation of being one of the best strikers in the history of the Premier League. He now holds a ridiculous amount scoring records across almost all competitions for both club and country.

Arsenal

  • All-time top scorer: 288 goals
  • Most league goals: 175 goals
  • Most European goals: 42
  • Most Champions League goals: 35
  • Most Premier League goals in a season: 30 (2003–04) (shared with Robin Van Persie) 
  • Most Premier League hat-tricks: 8
  • Most European appearances: 86
  • Most Champions League appearances: 78
  • Fastest to 50 Premier League goals: 83 appearances

Continental

  • Most European Golden Shoe wins while playing in England: 2 (2003-04 & 2005-06)
  • One of four players to win back-to-back European Golden Shoes (shared with Ally McCoist, Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo)

England

  • Most FWA Footballer of the year wins: 3 (2002–03, 2003-04 & 2005-06)
  • Most consecutive FWA Footballer of the Year wins: 2 (2002-03 & 2003-04) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most PFA Player of the year wins: 2 (2002-03 & 2003-04) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most consecutive PFA Players’ Player of the Year wins: 2 (2002-03 & 2003-04) (shared with Gareth Bale, Alan Shearer, Mark Hughes & Cristiano Ronaldo)

France

  • Only French player to win the European Golden Shoe
  • Most goals for France national team: 51
  • Most French Player of the year wins: 5 (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Most consecutive French Player of the Year wins: 4 (2003 – 2006)
  • Most goals by a Frenchman playing at a foreign club: 288 goals for Arsenal
  • Most world cup matches for France: 17 (shared with Fabien Barthez
  • Most appearances at World Cup final tournaments for France: 4 (1998, 2002, 2006 & 2010)

Premier League

  • Most assists in a season: 20 (2002–03)
  • Most goals with right foot in a 38 game season: 24 (2005–06) (shared with Alan Shearer)
  • Most Player of the season awards: 2 (2003-04 & 2005-06)
  • Most goals by a non-English player: 175 goals{[cn|date=February 2019}}
  • Most goals in London derbies: 43
  • Most Golden Boot wins: 4
  • Most goals on a Friday: 10
  • Most consecutive 20+ goal seasons: 5 (2001-02 to 2004-05)
  • Most goals scored under one manager: 175 goals under Arsene Wenger
  • Most goals at a single ground: 114 goals at Highbury
  • Most direct free-kicks goals by a foreign player: 12 (shared with Gianfranco Zola)
  • One of two foreign players to score 10+ goals in eight consecutive seasons (shared with Sergio Aguero)
  • One of three players to win the Golden boot three years in a row: 2003-05 (shared with Alan Shearer)
  • The only player to both score and assist 20+ goals in a season (2002–03)

Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time – The 100 Club

Name Total Goals Total games 100th goal game
Thierry Henry 228 377 181
Ian Wright 185 288 143
Cliff Bastin 178 396 174
John Radford 149 481 306
Jimmy Brain 139 232 144
Ted Drake 139 184 108
Doug Lishman 137 244 163
Robin van Persie 132 278 238
Joe Hulme 125 374 307
David Jack 124 208 156
Dennis Bergkamp 120 423 296
Reg Lewis 118 176 152
Alan Smith 115 347 251
Jack Lambert 109 161 149
Frank Stapleton 108 300 276
Theo Walcott 108 397 370
David Herd 107 180 165
Olivier Giroud 105 253 237
Joe Baker 100 156 152

Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time – Individual RecordsArsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time Olivier Giroud

  • Most goals in a season: 44, Ted Drake (1934/35 – 42 League, 1 FA Cup, 1 Community Shield)
  • Most League goals in a season: 42, Ted Drake (1934/35)
  • Most Premier League goals in a season:
    • 30, Robin van Persie (2011/12)
    • 30, Thierry Henry (2003/2004)
  • Most goals in any match by an Arsenal player: 7, Ted Drake (Aston Villa, 14 December 1935, won 7-1 League)
  • Youngest goalscorer overall: Cesc Fabregas (16 years 212 days vs Wolves, League Cup, 2 December 2003, won 5-1)

  • Youngest goalscorer in League: Cesc Fabregas (17 years 113 days vs Blackburn Rovers, Premier League, 25 August 2004, won 3-0)

Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time Cesc Fabregas

  • Youngest goalscorer in Europe: Cesc Fabregas (17 years 217 days vs Rosenborg, UEFA Champions League, Group Stage, 7 December 2004, won 5-1)
  • Youngest goalscorer in FA Cup: Cliff Bastin (17 years 303 days vs Chelsea FA Cup, Third Round, 11 January 1930, won 2-0)
  • Youngest goalscorer in League Cup: Cesc Fabregas (16 years 212 days vs Wolves, League Cup, 2 December 2003, won 5-1)
  • Youngest scorer of hat-trick: John Radford (17 years 315 days vs Wolves, Premier League, 2 January 1965, won 4-1)
  • Most consecutive matches scored in: 9, David Jack, All league matches between 24th October 1931 – 19th December 1931 (scored 14 goals in those matches)

Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time Ian Wright

  • Most consecutive appearances scored in: 12, Ian Wright, Between 15th September 1994 – 23rd November 1994 (scored 16 goals in those matches)

Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time Ian Wright

Arsenal Players With The Most Hat-Tricks

Name Years Hat-tricks
Jimmy Brain (1921-31) 12
Jack Lambert (1926-33) 12
Ted Drake (1934-45) 11
Ian Wright (1991-98) 11
Thierry Henry (1999-2012) 9
Doug Lishman (1948-56) 8
David Herd (1954-61) 7
David Jack (1928-34) 7
John Radford (1962-76) 7
Joe Baker (1962-66) 5
Ronnie Rooke (1946-49) 5
Theo Walcott (2006-18) 5

Second Highest Arsenal Goal Scorer Of All Time – Ian Wright

Arsenal Top Goal Scorers Of All Time Ian Wright

Ian Wright spent 7 years with Arsenal and ended up becoming one of the most influential strikers of his time. He racked up 185 goals in 288 games for the club. He also led the club to a Premier League title, 2 FA Cups, a League Cup and the 1993-94 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Wright was signed from Crystal Palace for £2.5m, which at the time was a record fee for Arsenal. He ended up scoring on his debut against Leicester City and even scored a hat-trick on his League debut against Southampton.

On 13 September 1997, the Englishman broke Cliff Bastin’s club-record of 178 goals. Despite being a veteran by the time Arsene Wenger took charge of the North London outfit, Wright continued to score on a regular basis.

He was eventually sold off to West Ham United for £500,000 in July 1998. He earned 33 caps and scored 9 goals for England by the time of his retirement in the Burnley ranks.

Here are a few of his individual records:

  • First Division Golden Boot: 1991–92
  • Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 1988–89
  • PFA Team of the Year: 1988–89 Second Division, 1992–93 Premier League, 1996–97 Premier League
  • Premier League Player of the Month: November 1996
  • English Football Hall of Fame: 2005
  • Crystal Palace Centenary XI: 2005
  • BBC Goal of the Season: 1989-90
  • Crystal Palace Player of the Century
  • Member of the Order of the British Empire: 2000

See Also…

Arsenal Players And Their Age 2019

Arsenal Managers List

Best Arsenal Goalkeepers ever