Arsene Wenger’s Last Ever Arsenal Team - Where Are They Now?
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Arsene Wenger’s Last Ever Arsenal Team - Where Are They Now?

12/03/24 08:36

David Ospina

David Ospina never truely satisfied Arsenal fans during his 5 years at the Emirates. But he did pop up with some memorable moments, including a fine performance in the 2017 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

In 2018 though, Ospina was shipped out on loan to Napoli, and singed permanently with the Italian club a year later. Now 35, the Columbian hero now plays for Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sead Kolašinac

Sead Kolašinac seemed a revelation when Arsenal signed him on a free from FC Schalke 04 in 2017, going on to score on his debut, in the Gunners' victorious Community Shield match against Chelsea that summer.

Once Wenger left, Kolašinac went on to be a key part of Unai Emery's side. He was at Arsenal for their 202 FA Cup win, but halfway into the next campaign the Bosnian was loaned out to Schalke, and signed for Marseille at the end of that season. He's now a regular for Italian top-flight side Atalanta BC.

Rob Holding

It always seemed like Arsenal fans were crying out for Rob Holing to be their next Tony Adams during his time in North London. But after the arrivals of William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhães, the Englishman was quickly falling down the pecking order.

In the summer of 2023, he was sold to Crystal Palace for just £1 million.

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Shkodran Mustafi

Shkodran Mustafi was a key pain point for many Arsenal fans during his 5 years in North London. There was a lot of excitment after his arrival from Valencia, but much like other members of this side, the German World Cup winner never quite hit the mark.

The fact that he was benched for the 2019 Europa League final versus Chelsea, just highlights how badly he didn't fulfill his potential. Mustafi's time at Arsenal was dragged out, before his contract was terminated in 2021.

He's now without a club, after some time with FC Schalke 04 and Levante.

Héctor Bellerín

Héctor Bellerín was still a key player at the Emirates by the time Wenger left the club. But as time went on, only being fast just wasn't enough.

A loaned move to Real Betis in 2021, somehow he managed a move to Barcelona in 2022, but he only played three games there. He then spent some time in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon, but after a successful photo shoot with Real Betis once again, he's still there now.

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey is arguably one of the best players Arsenal had during the 2010s, and without a doubt one of Wenger better signings. After three FA Cups and several memorable goals, the Gunners failed to tie the Welshman down to a new contract at the end of 2019.

Ramsey left on a free for Juventus, then played for Rangers and OGC Nice, before a move back to his boyhood Cardiff City, where he still is now.

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Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka is now known as one of the best midfielders in the world. But not for Arsenal.

After rebuilding his reputation at Arsenal, the Swiss midfielder signed for Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2023. Xhaka was once hated by the Arsenal fans, but after eventually transforming his play style, he returned the Gunners to the Champions League.

This season, he's close to ending the dynasty of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Ageing like a fine wine.

Alex Iwobi

It was a shock for most Gunners' fans when it was announced that Alex Iwobi signed for Everton on deadline day in the summer of 2019. But the £35 million they recieved for him seemed a fair price.

Iwobi came through as a youngster under Wenger. Now he's one of Fulham's most important players and 27 years old.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang was Wenger's last ever signing at Arsenal. And did go onto be their most important player by far. But it seemed as soon as he signed a contract extension ahead of the 2020/21 season, he was never quite the same.

Following a fallout with Mikel Arteta, Aubameyang left for Barcelona in the January of 2022. After some fine form in Spain, he was extremelyt unsuccessful at London rivals Chelsea, and is now a key player for French side Marseille.

Alexandre Lacazette

Alex Lacazette was supposed to be the answer to Arsenal's long awaited striker problems ahead of Wenger's final season. And he did deliver a strong return of goals the season after Wenger left, but following that he never quite lived up to the mark.

Since Lacazette returned for Lyon in 2022, Arsenal haven't signed a true out and out striker. He's still with Lyon, and has been their most prolific striker since his arrival.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Enhrik Mikihariyan is now with Inter Milan and recently made the Champions League final against Manchester City. A stark contract for how little he achieved at the Emirates. But he has always been a technically gifted player, and is still with the Italian giants, at 35 years old.

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