Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy is well known to all that have followed the Gunners in recent years. Buy young, undeveloped talent, turn them into world class players and then sell them on at a decent profit when they get too big for their boots. This worked successfully with the likes of Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, but more recently the club has struggled to hang onto their better players, losing Cesc Fabregas last summer, while Robin Van Persie felt the grass was greener elsewhere this year.

Wenger won’t stop his transfer policy though despite the club’s lack of success in recent years, but for every Henry and Vieira, there’s another 20 youngsters who were brought out of obscurity only to never make the grade with Arsenal. Before Wenger, George Graham and Bruce Rioch were more traditional in their transfer methods, but still bought some rubbish all the same. Check out the worst XI signings made by Arsenal in the Premier League era.

Click on Nelson Vivas to unveil the XI

Nelson Vivas, former Arsenal defender

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