By Ollie Irish
Put together a composite XI made up of the best players from Arsenal and Barcelona and what do you get? Something like this (note: based on current ability rather than career overall, and assuming all players are fit):
Some tough calls in there. Yes, I’d take a fully fit, motivated William Gallas ahead of Carles Puyol and Thomas Vermaelen. Just. And I’d also take a fully fit Van Persie ahead of either Zlatan (so much talent but has a rampant ego and does f-all in big games) or Thierry Henry (a couple of years past his peak). Otherwise, it’s fairly straightforward, with the possible exception of Clichy/Abidal, and Clichy’s form this season has been patchy, so the Barcelona left-back gets the nod.
Agree/disgaree with the team?