Pires’ best XI has FOUR current Arsenal stars with invincibles

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
Vieira, Cazorla
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?

Tags Alexis Cazorla Coquelin


  1. Greg says:

    What no room for bellerin?

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      As good as he is your getting a little ahead of yourself

  2. Greg says:

    Seeing the name of dennis bergkamp gives me goose bumps! Coyg!

  3. Robertthegooner says:



  4. josh37 says:

    Looking back on our October and early November fixtures… Only dropping points against Bayern away and a draw with an in-form Spurs we’ve managed to get through a congested fixture list relatively unscathed. Having a perfect record would’ve been a tall ask with the injury list so props to the boys!!

    A quick squiz at our fixture list after the break definitely favours us over city, depth or no depth.
    A fresh newly energized Liverpool will give them serious problems, followed by a huge trip to Juve, then Southampton three days later? Then… No rest with a quarter-final against Hull who will go at them hard and the always tough trip to Stoke with only three days rest again. Crossing my fingers for a few confidence sapping hiccups!!

    Whereas we have West Brom (A), Dinamo (H), Norwich (A). Which yes, the games are very, very important. But no big mid-week travel is an immense bonus, having the home crowd behind us and the superb quality of our pitch should make for a much easier game, and we’ve produced better away form against much tougher opposition in the league. Then followed by a weeks break before what should be a pretty routine game against Sunderland.

    An absolutely brilliant opportunity for a great month both in terms of results and not having to rush our returning players back to full fitness. If we can add Bellerin, Ramsey, Ox and Theo back to a confident squad we should be equipped to handle a tricky December and January.

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      I get the spurs played well and hats off to them for there performance but people are going way overboard. We were ravaged by injury and exhausted and and could’ve easily came away with the 3 points. People were saying they “dominated” but they didn’t create too many goal scoring chances and Kane completely got lucky with his goal he hit his shot into the ground and it perfectly bounced over cechs foot. And on bleacher report they said dele alli was a “winner” what the hell did that kid do except “try”?
      But anyway like you said we have favorable fixtures coming up and I hope our players get rested over the break and we get some people back from the treatment room so players like Sanchez, ozil, Cazorla don’t experience burn out.

  5. goonthinker says:

    im pretty sure cech is better than seaman

  6. WOS says:

    Now am confused how did he pick coquelin over gilberto silva !!
    So is he really better than him?!
    That is really a blessing surprise for me to hear frok this legend surprise as silva as a past and coquelin is the now and the future

  7. WOS says:

    i think.my confussion appears so much on what i had written i.menat it’s a blessing to hear that coq is better than silva because silva time has ended while coq have his future infront of him

  8. WOS says:

    But ozil deserve to be there eventhough i don’t where to place him in the starting line-up
    As pirez him self is not present

    1. nigpumb30 says:

      pires pick canzola ahead of OZIL … bcos he played with canzola at Villarreal…what about belerin

  9. Gunner says:

    I also liked Marc Overmars..

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