CB – Sol Campbell
The day Arsenal signed Campbell on a free transfer from north London rivals Tottenham stunned just about everybody.
However, the Englishman brushed aside his critics to establish his spot as one of the world’s best centre-backs. There has never been another like him since he left in 2006.
Campbell was almost indestructible in the Gunners defence, with his strength and aerial prowess giving strikers a very hard time. He also played a key part in the 2003/04 Premier League title.