But not far behind the acquiring of silverware comes the ability to find great players and bring them to The Arsenal.
In those stakes there are some interesting contenders for the crown of our club’s best ever “picker”.
Read on… then vote for the one you think has been the best in this regard.
Bertie’s appointment from physio to manager in 1966 was a big shock to most people (him included – he insisted on a clause in his contract that he could return to physiotherapy after 12 months if the management thingy didn’t work out). Bertie had a strong core of players to build on, but he brought in (or promoted from the youth team): George Graham (Chelsea), Bob McNab (Huddersfield), Pat Rice (youth)...