Where are they now? Arsenal’s 2012/13 squad

The 2012/13 season for Arsenal wasn’t a season tainted in glory for the Gunners who didn’t manage to pick up any silverware. Despite this they managed pip North London rivals Tottenham to the fourth spot by one point.

One match in particular fans will remember from this season will be the 5-2 win over Spurs at the Emirates. Which featured an early goal by Emmanuel Adebayor before the reviled ex-Gunner was sent off eight minutes later.

But where are the players now that featured for Arsenal that season?


The winger featured 26 times for Arsenal scoring 7 goals in the 12/13 season. He managed to spend two seasons at the Emirates before being sold to AS Roma for €8 million. The 31-year-old now plays for Serie A side Parma and has scored nine goals in 20 appearances for the Italian outfit.

Andrey Arshavin

Arshavin featured 11 times in the 12/13 season scoring one goal for the Gunners. It proved to be his last season with Arsenal after spending five seasons with them. He moved to Russian Premier League side Zenit. The Russian winger is now retired at 37 after spending two seasons with Kazakhstan Side Kairat. He managed to win the Kazakhstan Player of the Year award for 2016.

Francis Coquelin

The Frenchman spent 10 year with Arsenal and featured 22 times for Arsenal in the 12/13 season. Coquelin signed for Valencia in 2018 for a reported fee of around €14 million. He remains at the Spanish club where he has made 27 appearances this season.

Vito Mannone

Very much the second choice keeper at Arsenal while Wojciech Szczęsny was around but the Italian made 13 appearances in 2012/13. The keeper spent seven seasons at Arsenal before joining Sunderland. From their he joined Championship side Reading where he is contracted at currently. But in February 2019, Mannone joined MLS side Minnesota United FC on loan for a year.

Serge Gnabry

Gnabry made only four appearances for Arsenal in this season and spent three seasons with the Gunners. The german moved from Arsenal for a fee reportedly around €5 million to Werder Bremen. Gnabry left due to a lack of first team opportunities and is now playing for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and having a great season. He’s played 30 times, scoring nine goals and was a regular starter throughout Die Roten’s Champions League campaign.

Several different players, several different paths. We didn’t see a lot of these journeys panning out in the fashion that they did.

Which player do you miss the most, though?