Arsenal is a football club that has seen a lot of success over the years. Not only have they won multiple Premier League titles, but they have also had quite a few players represent their country in the FIFA World Cup.
In this blog post, we will take a look at how many Arsenal players have won the World Cup, and what other accomplishments they have achieved.
According to the historical data that has been made available, a total of six players in the Premier League era have been at Arsenal while they won the FIFA World Cup.
If you count before the Premier League football era – because football has been around a whole lot longer than the league has – then it is seven with George Eastham representing England in 1966 in their famous efforts to win the competition.
However, could we potentially see a new batch of Arsenal players be crowned a FIFA World Cup winner? Well, according to the odds provided by Betway Sportsbook, it would seem that they would need to play for Brazil, France, England, or Argentina if they are to do so.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the names to have won the sport’s biggest tournament!
Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit – France 1998
Two of Arsenal’s most successful players were part of the French team that won the World Cup in 1998. Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit were both integral parts of the midfield that helped France win their first-ever World Cup.
Vieira would go on to have a very successful career with Arsenal, winning multiple Premier League titles and even captaining the team for a period of time. Petit also had a great career with Arsenal, but he eventually left the club to join Barcelona.
Cesc Fabregas – Spain 2010
Cesc Fabregas is another player who had a great career with Arsenal, and he also won the World Cup with his country. Fabregas was part of the Spanish team that won the World Cup in 2010, and he played a significant role in their success.
After winning the World Cup, Fabregas decided to leave Arsenal and join Barcelona, before going on to enjoy a huge amount of success with London rivals Chelsea.
Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker – Germany 2014
The most recent World Cup winners from Arsenal are Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker. These three players were all part of the German team that won the World Cup in 2014.
So there you have it! A total of six Arsenal players have won the FIFA World Cup, and they have all been extremely successful in their careers.