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07th Nov 2015

Robert Pires’ Ultimate Arsenal XI has at least three dubious selections…

Boggles the mind


As part of Arsenal’s Invincibles side in 2003/04, Robert Pires has played with some Gunners legends.

But he obviously felt he should give some love to the current crop at the Emirates when selecting his ultimate XI in The Guardian.

Still, that does not entirely explain why he felt compelled to select Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, and arguably Lauren Koscielny.

Alexis Sanchez makes the cut too – with no room for the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Martin Keown.

Pires often trains with Arsenal when he is in London so that may explain the soft hand he has dealt…

CPMMJR Football pitch plan illustration.