Who are arsenal football club's longest serving players?

David O'Leary holds the record for the most number of games with Arsenal. Elneny is currently the oldest player in the Arsenal squad and a popular figure in the dressing room. However, the defender's dedication to Arsenal extends even further, as Rice has been Arsenal's coach in some capacity since his retirement in 1984 and has been Arsene Wenger's trusted assistant during the Frenchman's 15-year reign in North London. As a right back, Rice was an omnipresent leader for Arsenal teams in the 1970s and participated in five FA Cup finals, an Arsenal record, defeating Manchester United in the famous 1979 victory.

Cliff Bastin, one of the first players to remain at Arsenal for a significant period of time, established himself as the best player in club history for a period of decades after his retirement. Dixon, a regular player in the Arsenal teams he played for more than a decade, flanked the other side of Arsenal's famous baseline in the 1990s. For 18 years in the senior team, between 1975 and 1993, the Irishman was an omnipresent force in many Arsenal teams and, finally, played the role of mentor to club legend Tony Adams, to whom O'Leary gave the captain's armband in the 1980s.

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