Many people, including fans and pundits, deem our squad to be a million miles away from the elite forces of Europe.
There are three current clubs given the title of Europe’s best, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. So how far away or how close are we until we can be deemed capable to be equal to these top sides? I am going to do a comparison between each of the three, starting with Bayern Munich….
Bayern Starting XI
Lahm Boateng Martínez Alaba
Xabi alonzo Vidal
Robben Götze Muller
How do these players compare to Arsenal?
Neuer v Cech – These are the two world’s best keepers. But Neuer is Number One so Cech loses his spot to him.
Bellerin v Lahm – while Bis a very talented youngster, Lahm is more versatile and more experienced and that gives him the edge over our young Spaniard
Centre back comparisons.- Koscielny comes out better in terms of movement and reading the game while Boateng comes on top in terms of vision and aggressiveness. Koscielny and Boateng get the nod.
Monreal v Alaba – While Monreal is rated highly in this department, the young man Alaba come impressively on top.
He’s the best in this position. So he’s better than Monreal.
Xavi Alonso v Coquelin – Coquelin Comes better in all the defensive departments while Xavi Alonzo is a more creative. In comparison Coquelin is suited more in this department. He comes out on top in my opinion.
Vidal v Cazorla – Vidal scores more goals and takes more defensive actions but then Cazorla gets more involved in the game than him and is more creative. Cazorla is world class in his position so this gives him the edge over Vidal.
Götze v Ozil – Ozil is a creative world-class masterclass. He has better vision, Though Götze scores more, Ozil is better and has the upper hand.
The forward line – Muller, Lewandowski and Robben v Giroud, Walcott and Sanchez.
Sanchez, Lewandowski and Robben get the edge here due to their quality, talent and contribution.
Lahm Koscielny Boateng Alaba
Robben Ozil Sanchez
Overall Bayern have the advantage, but then they do over most teams in the world!