Spanish midfielder made his debut in the Arsenal jersey at the age of 16
Arsenal is one of the best teams in the English Premier League. Arsenal, 13-time First Division/Premier League winners, have lifted 14 FA Cups and 16 FA Cups. Many talented legends have played for Arsenal over the years. Let’s check out which players in Arsenal’s history still hold different individual records.
Irish centre-back David O’Leary is the most capped player for Arsenal. The Irishman has played 722 games in the Arsenal jersey. David O’Leary has played the most games for Arsenal across the league, FA Cup and League Cup. Meanwhile, French striker Thierry Henry has played the most games for Arsenal in European competitions.
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is the youngest player to have played in an Arsenal jersey. Cesc Fabregas played his first game for Arsenal at the age of 16 years and 177 days. Meanwhile, English footballer Jock Rutherford is the oldest player to have played in Arsenal jersey. Jock Rutherford last played in an Arsenal jersey at the age of 41 years and 159 days. However, the record of playing consecutive matches for Arsenal is held by English player Tom Parker.
From 3rd April 1926 to 26th December 1929, Tom Parker played 172 consecutive matches for Arsenal. But Scottish goalkeeper Hugh McDonald has played the most number of times for Arsenal in different eras. Hugh McDonald played for Arsenal three times in 1905-06, 1908-10 and 1912-13.