This is perhaps another indication that the current Arsenal team are the best we have seen in years and look like having the best chance of winning the Premier League since Robert Pires and his team mates acheived what many said could not be done and managed to the whole season without a league defeat.
Maybe Pires is being a bit generous to the players that Arsene Wenger is happy to let him train with on a regular basis, because a lot of Arsenal fans will be surprised to see that the former Arsenal and France international star has only picked seven of that great side in his best Arsenal XI, revealed in a report by The Guardian. Here is the full team.
Lauren, Adams, Koscielny, Cole
Alexis, Henry, Bergkamp
The Frenchman does seem to be very impressed by what he has been seeing from the new Gunners on the training pitch though, so the inclusion of Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Laurent Koscielny is not as strange as you might think, especially as Pires believes that Wenger has now put together a squad capable of great things.
The Frenchman said, “That was a special team and we showed that by being unbeaten and, most importantly, winning the title.
“[Arsene] is the same guy from when I joined 15 years ago. He’s passionate, he loves football, he loves Arsenal and he loves the guys at the club.
“He loves talking to them, especially when they are a little bit tired or a little bit down, and is very good at lifting them up. That communication is important between manager and player and Arsène never forgets that.
“The quality is very good. Of course, the Champions League is very important, but I prefer to see Arsenal win the Premier League this season and I know this is the objective for Arsène Wenger and all the players. It is also important for the fans. So yes, this team can win the Premier League.”
Let´s hope he is right, but will Arsenal or any other team ever be able to match the invincibles?