Santa’s Lap: The Periodic Table Of Arsenal

Every day until Christmas we will be pointing you in the direction of a London Christmas gift that (with a bit of luck) you won’t already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we’ll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings…

Often styled as ‘the professor’, due to his Economics degree, often cerebral manner and stripped-down sartorial choices, Arsene Wenger now has the ideal tribute to his studious mien: a periodic table representing every player to have represented Arsenal during his 15-year reign in north London.

They’re all present and correct, from the greats (Henry, Adams, Fabregas, Vieira, van Persie) to the also-rans (Lauren, Adebayor) and the truly wretched (hello Francis Jeffers). For an Arsenal fan it’s a fantastic reminder of the talent that has graced Highbury and the Emirates during Wenger’s tenure. The perfect gift for your Arsenal-supporting uncle, or maybe that Spurs-loving cousin you’ve never really got on with.

The unframed 30cm by 40cm print can be bought here.

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  • valeron

    Not that anyone gives a hoot, but Lauren was one of the ‘invincibles’ so he was hardly an also-ran.

    • Dean Nicholas

      True, but… well, if you were to ask most football fans (even a lot of Arsenal fans) to name the Invincibles squad, Lauren would probably be one of the last to be namechecked, if at all.