Tony Adams and his loyalty for Arsenal


Tony Adams is one of the greatest legends of Arsenal. Adams is an Arsenal academy graduate. The Centre back played his whole career wearing the Gunners shirt. He represented Arsenal with pride throughout his whole career.

Tony Adams and his Arsenal Career

The former English centre back started his career in the youth team of Arsenal in 1980. He was very soon called up for senior team in 1983. Former centre back was only 17 when he made his senior team debut. Tony Adams then went on to become regular starter for the gunners in 1986. At the age of 21, Adams became the club captain. Adams made 672 appearances in total for the gunners. He went on to win 4 league titles, 3 FA cups, 2 league cups and 1 european cup winners’ cup. Adams retired in 2002 as a one club man and one of the most loyal players ever.

Manchester United’s failed attempts to sign Adams

According to The Mirror, United tried to sign the gunners captain on two different occasions. Adams while speaking about his time at Arsenal told that Manchester United approached him two times. Sir Alex Ferguson wanted the centre back at his club more than one time. However Adams was very loyal to Arsenal and turned down the proposals both time. According to him, Sir Alex not only wanted to make United strong but also wanted to make Arsenal weak.

The first attempt United made was in 1991. Bryan Robson who was captain of the red devils at that time spoke to Adams about his potential move to United. The second approach United made was in 1996 when Arsene Wenger arrived in London to take over as Arsenal manager. Tony Adams however turned down both the proposals from United because he was too loyal for Arsenal and kept his loyalty intact. Adams has been appreciated for his loyalty and has his statue made outside Emirates stadium.

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