After the news that Arsene Wenger has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, four former Gunners are in contention to follow their former boss into the exclusive club.
Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole and Petr Cech have been included on a 15-player shortlist for consideration, with the three individuals who receive the most votes from supporters taking their place amongst the pantheon of legends.
This week’s inclusion of Wenger and his long-time rival Sir Alex Ferguson brings the current number of inductees to 18 since the Hall of Fame’s creation two years ago, with former Gunners Ian Wright, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira already elected.
Potentially joining them is our iconic captain Adams who lifted two Premier League titles, Invincibles Campbell and Cole, as well as one of the division’s best shot-stoppers in Cech, all of whom represented us with distinction and are included on this year's ballot.
To be eligible, players must have retired by January 1, 2023. Only an individual’s Premier League career is considered in their candidacy, and they must have made a minimum of 250 Premier League appearances unless they have achieved any of the following milestones:
- Made a minimum of 200 Premier League appearances for one club
- Been selected to any of the Premier League Team of the Decade or 20-Year Anniversary teams
- Won a Premier League Golden Boot or Golden Glove
- Been voted as Premier League Player of the Season
- Won three Premier League titles
- Scored 100 Premier League goals or recorded 100 Premier League clean sheets (GK only)
Supporters are invited to select the individual they deem most worthy of being added into the Hall of Fame, with the voting remaining open until 6pm on Monday, April, 10.
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