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England legend is undisputed Top Gunner

Seaman edged out the likes of Wilson and Lehmann.. (©PAphotos)
Seaman edged out the likes of Wilson and Lehmann.. (©PAphotos).

Arsenal fans have voted David Seaman their number one goalkeeper of all-time, with the former England keeper getting the nod from fans over some very famous names. 

The poll, which was run on the official Arsenal website with the rule that no current player could be selected in the team, saw 12,000 people enter their greatest XI in the club's history.

With 80 per cent of the vote, Seaman easily beat off competition from other Gunners greats like Bob Wilson and Jens Lehmann and clearly remains a firm favourite with the fans.

An England international for over a decade, the former Peterborough United keeper won three league titles and four FA Cups during his 13 years at Highbury, and also helped the Gunners to a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1994.

"People forget but he works hard in training and he gets the reward for that. He is an example of professionalism and a great example for the young goalkeepers,” said Arsene Wenger at the height of Seaman’s powers.



Arsenal legend Thierry Henry echoed the sentiments of his compatriot when Seaman left the club for Manchester City, adding: "He was more than a player - he was like a dad to all of us.

"It was great for me to have him around. I talked with him a lot after lunch or dinner and that did me good because he knows about football and had a great career."

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