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Where are they now? Arsene Wenger’s first Arsenal team, October 1996

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Martin Keown

He stayed with the Gunners until 2004, but made just 10 league appearances in that final season before brief spells at Leicester and Reading

The defender joined Arsenal as a schoolboy, but played for Aston Villa and Everton before being re-signed by the Gunners in February 1993. He was always up against Bould in the battle to partner Adams at the heart of Arsenal’s defence, but played alongside both in Wenger’s first game in charge and for much of the 1996/97 season.

He stayed with the Gunners until 2004, but made just 10 league appearances in that final campaign before brief spells at Leicester and Reading. Nowadays, Keown is best known as a pundit, with his reasonable tone somewhat at odds with his manner on the pitch; he’s also dabbled in management and had a brief spell as a coach for Oxford University.

Nigel Winterburn

He was an integral member of a backline which conceded just 33 Premier League goals when winning the title in 1997/98

The final member of Graham’s legendary defence also remained part of Wenger’s plans for his first few seasons at the club, and was an integral member of a backline which conceded just 33 Premier League goals when winning the title in 1997/98.

Winterburn was first-choice left-back until 1999/2000, when he was displaced first by Sylvinho and then by Ashley Cole.

After leaving Arsenal, the former Wimbledon player crossed London again to join West Ham, where he spent three years before retiring in 2003. Since then he’s largely been out of the public eye, spending a short time as a defensive coach at Blackburn and picking up occasional punditry work.

Nigel Winterburn

Winterburn worked as a defensive coach under Ince at Blackburn