Only one EPL club beats Arsenal’s 3 FIFPro inclusions

Not one Arsenal player made the final XI for the best team of 2016 of FIFPro, which is voted for by all the professional footballers in the world. In fact there was not one player currently playing in the English Premier League included in the Team of the Year, but there were quite a few who made the shortlist.

There were 55 players on that shortlist so it may not sound all that impressive that three of them were Arsenal stars, but that number does look better when you compare it with our Premier League rivals, especially when you consider how much more money the likes of Manchester United and Man City have been throwing around to build their squads.

Man City do have one more player than Arsenal on the list, with their new keeper Claudio Bravo joining Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne. The three Gunners to make the cut were Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin, confirming the young Spanish right back’s rise to the upper echelons of the footballing world.

Both Man United and Chelsea also have three, with Pogba, De Gea and Ibrahimovic making it for the Red Devils and Hazard, Kante and David Luiz for the Blues. Not a single player from Liverpool or Tottenham made the shortlist, but will Arsenal’s extra quality tell at the end of the current season?



  1. zion says:

    That is some biased bulls$$t list. I mean where is cotinho? He would walk to any team he wants! English football might not be all about playing but it still has quality players every inch of it.

  2. leo...fourteen says:

    pls I don’t care about all the awards given without proven statistics…how can they vote…the whole thing has been monopolised…theres bribery involved…I wish they involve squawka’s players game statistics while giving out this awards, it would make it fairer..sanchez should have been the fourth or fifth best player in the world

  3. stubill says:

    Any list that includes Claudio Bravo is not worth looking at. The blokes a Clownio!

    1. leo...fourteen says:

      he didn’t get in the list for palying for city..

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