We asked the fans to choose their all-time XI and we got a tremendous response. More than 12,000 teams were submitted as supporters all around the world had their say.

There were only two rules: no current Arsenal players could be included and the formation would be a traditional 4-4-2.

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ARSENAL DREAM TEAM - RESERVE XI

This page is dedicated to those who gave so much for the Club but were pipped to the post by the likes of David Seaman, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp when the supporters submitted their teams.

As you'd expect, our second XI is the strongest 'reserve' side you've ever seen.

The ever-reliable Pat Jennings keeps goal in front of a back four of former skipper Pat Rice, our record appearance maker David O'Leary and two 'Invincibles', Martin Keown and Ashley Cole.

Ray Parlour and Emmanuel Petit provide power and passion in midfield, flanked by the pace and trickery of David Rocastle and Marc Overmars.

Ian Wright only had Bergkamp and Thierry Henry ahead of him in our all-time XI poll so he starts up front alongside a star of the 1930s, the prolific Ted Drake.

Indeed, it would not have taken much for some of the second XI to force their way into our Dream Team.

Many fans selected Henry on the left flank - where he did so much damage - with Wright and Bergkamp up front. Rocastle and Parlour's votes were split because some picked them on the right and others in the centre.

Cole only just missed out to Nigel Winterburn - he was picked in 38 per cent of teams to Winterburn's 46 per cent - showing that the Chelsea man's contribution still counts for much among Arsenal fans, despite the reaction to his departure in 2006.

But how about those who missed out on both line-ups? There are some surprise omissions - Frank McLintock was surely worthy of a place after leading the Club to its first Double in 1970/71. Kenny Sansom, Arsenal's most-capped England international, has to make do with a squad berth, while Charlie George's vote was split across three different positions and thus cost him a place.

Cliff Bastin, the Club's record scorer before Wright came along, and Alex James, the Scottish midfield maestro, can also feel hard done by.

The fans have spoken. Whether you agree with them or not is a different matter. And if you want to see our Dream Team in action, take a look at our free video clip.

NO 1 PAT JENNINGS
Goalkeeper
Appearances: 327
Selected in 7 per cent of teams

NO 2 PAT RICE
Right back
Appearances: 528 Goals: 13
Selected in 22 per cent of teams

NO 3 ASHLEY COLE
Left back
Appearances: 228 Goals: 9
Selected in 38 per cent of teams

NO 4 RAY PARLOUR
Centre midfield
Appearances: 466 Goals: 32
Selected in 28 per cent of teams

NO 5 DAVID O'LEARY
Centre back
Appearances: 722 Goals: 14
Selected in 12 per cent of teams

NO 6 MARTIN KEOWN
Centre back
Appearances: 449 Goals: 8
Selected in 29 per cent of teams

NO 7 DAVID ROCASTLE
Right midfield
Appearances: 277 Goals: 34
Selected in 14 per cent of teams

NO 8 EMMANUEL PETIT
Centre midfield
Appearances: 118 Goals: 11
Selected in 12 per cent of teams

NO 9 TED DRAKE
Striker
Appearances: 184 Goals: 139
Selected in 2 per cent of teams

NO 10 IAN WRIGHT
Striker
Appearances: 288 Goals: 185
Selected in 26 per cent of teams

NO 11 MARC OVERMARS
Left midfield
Appearances: 142 Goals: 41
Selected in 31 per cent of teams

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