Arsenal Young And Old Players
Arsenal young and old players? Who are Arsenal’s youngest players? Who are Arsenal’s young and old players? Which young players have played for Arsenal? Here we take a look at Arsenal‘s best young and old players.
Over the years we have had many old players to have excelled at the club including Tony Adams, Ian Wright and David Seaman. We have also seen many youngsters such as Cesc Fabregas, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere excel for the club.
Arsenal Youngest Players
Here we take a look at Arsenal youngsters. Which players have been the youngest ever players to have played for Arsenal?
So here is the list of the Arsenal young players:
|#||Name And Position||Date||Age At That Time|
|1||Cesc Fàbregas||Oct 28, 2003||16 years 05 months 24 days|
|2||Jack Wilshere||Sep 13, 2008||16 years 08 months 12 days|
|3||Jermaine Pennant||Nov 30, 1999||16 years 10 months 15 days|
|4||Paul Vaessen||Sep 27, 1978||16 years 11 months 11 days|
|5||Ryan Smith||Oct 28, 2003||16 years 11 months 18 days|
|6||Gedion Zelalem||Jan 24, 2014||16 years 11 months 29 days|
|7||Armand Traoré||Oct 24, 2006||17 years 16 days|
|8||Henri Lansbury||Oct 31, 2007||17 years 19 days|
|9||Tony Adams||Nov 5, 1983||17 years 26 days|
|10||Mark Randall||Oct 24, 2006||17 years 26 days|
Youngest Player In Arsenal’s History
Cesc Fabregas remains to this day the youngest player to have ever appeared for Arsenal.
The Spaniard was signed from Barcelona on 11 September 2003 as an academy player but he got to make his senior debut just over a month later on 28 October 2003. He came on as a substitute in a League Cup home tie against Rotherham United.
He also got to become the club’s youngest goalscorer by netting the ball during a 5-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the same club competition that season.
It ended up being a historic season for Arsenal as the North London outfit won the Premier League with an unbeaten streak. However, Fabregas did not receive a winners medal since he did not play a single league game for the side.
Currently, he is playing for AS Monaco.
Second Youngest Player In Arsenal’s History
The second youngest footballer to have played for Arsenal is Jack Wilshere.
He is a graduate of the Gunners academy after joining the side at only 9 years old. He was given a place in the 2008/09 squad by Arsene Wenger and later allowed to make his senior debut against Blackburn Rovers in a 4-0 Premier League victory.
He went to score 14 goals and made 30 assists in 198 appearances for the side across all competitions. It was unfortunate to see the 31-time England international’s career not pan out at North London.
Wilshere currently plays for West Ham United and has a contract till the end of the 2020/21 season.
Arsenal Oldest Players
Here we take a look at some of the Arsenal’s oldest players. Which players have been the oldest at Arsenal? Who are the Arsenal oldest players?
Take a look below and find out the ten oldest players to have played for Arsenal:
|#||Name And Position||Date||Age At That Time|
|1||Jens Lehmann||Apr 10, 2011||41 years 05 months 00 days|
|2||John Lukic||Nov 11, 2000||39 years 11 months 00 days|
|3||Pat Jennings||Mar 9, 1985||39 years 08 months 25 days|
|4||David Seaman||May 17, 2003||39 years 07 months 28 days|
|5||Lee Dixon||May 11, 2002||38 years 01 month 24 days|
|6||Martin Keown||May 15, 2004||37 years 09 months 21 days|
|7||Dennis Bergkamp||May 7, 2006||36 years 11 months 27 days|
|8||Petr Cech||Feb 21, 2019||36 years 09 months 01 day|
|9||John Hollins||Jan 3, 1983||36 years 06 months 18 days|
|10||Steve Bould||May 2, 1999||36 years 05 months 16 days|
Arsenal’s Oldest Player
The oldest player to have ever taken the pitch for Arsenal is Jock Rutherford. In a rather confusing set of circumstances, Rutherford ended up coming out of retirement as a player and also leaving Stoke City as their manager at 39 years old.
The Gunners were hosting a retirement party for him when the former Newcastle United player decided to join back instead of coaching a terrible Stoke City side, who at the time were relegated from the top division.
Rutherford had already spent a decade at Arsenal prior to his association with the Potters. On his return to North London as a veteran, he made over 20 appearances across two seasons. He became the club’s oldest player ever by making an appearance on 20 March 1926, aged 41 years and 159 days.
He left Arsenal that summer after scoring 27 goals in 232 total games for the club. Rutherford passed away on 21 April 1963 at 78 years old.
Second Oldest Player In Arsenal’s History
Jens Lehmann is the oldest player to have ever played for Arsenal in the Premier League.
The German came out of retirement on 14 March 2011 when the Gunners were facing an injury crisis in the goalkeeping position. At the time, Arsenal had only Manuel Almunia as their fit shot-stopper with Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone all injured.
Lehmann signed on a rolling contract to play till the end of the season only. He ended up making only one appearance for the club against Blackpool before hanging up his boots for good.
Currently, an assistant manager at FC Augsburg, Lehmann did serve in a similar role at the Emirates for the 2017/18 season. He has recorded 200 appearances for the North London club and also 61 caps for the German national team.
Arsenal Youngest And Oldest Players 2018/19
Those are the youngest and oldest Arsenal players in the current squad under Unai Emery.
Petr Cech is the oldest Arsenal player this season at 36 years old. The Czech Republican has already announced his retirement upon the completion of the 2018/19 campaign.
Stephan Lichtsteiner is the second oldest Arsenal player in the current squad. He was brought in on free transfer from Juventus last summer on a 1-year contract.
The youngest player in the Arsenal squad this season is Matteo Guendouzi at 19 years old. He signed for the Gunners last summer from Ligue 2 outfit, Lorient and has already become a key figure under Emery.
The second youngest player to be registered into the Arsenal squad this season is Konstantinos Mavropanos.