Whenever a new Arsenal player makes his debut, the question “how many players have played for Arsenal?” usually gets asked. Well, here is the answer – every player that has played for Arsenal’s first team in a competitive game in chronological order.

Any player that has an asterisk (*) next to his name scored on his Arsenal debut, and any names underlined will show a picture of the the player if you hover your mouse pointer over the name. We’ll add these as and when we can, but bear with us as it’s a time consuming process.

Where two or more players made their debut in the same game, they are given the same chronological number. If two or more players came on as a substitute in the same game, they are given consecutive chronological numbers dependent upon the order in which they came on.

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470: Thomas Henderson Docherty 1928-2020

Tommy Docherty: The Arsenal 1958-61

An irrepressible character, Tommy Docherty joined Arsenal for the highest player fee the club had paid to that point. Quickly becoming a central and highly popular figure in the team he left a few years later to embark on a long nomadic management career for an eye watering list of sides.

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John Ollerenshaw 1925-2020

John Ollerenshaw: The Arsenal 1945-1950

John Ollerenshaw was a post-World War Two addition to the club, who made a couple of first team appearances during the transition wartime season, but unfortunately for John these games are not classed as first class matches. Thereafter, he appeared almost exclusively for the ‘A’ team.

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