Two Arsenal legends make Sun Sports starting XI of best Premier League imports

Arsenal has been one of the top teams in the Premier League since the competition was rebranded.

The Gunners challenged the dominance of Manchester United from the 90s to the early 2000s under Arsene Wenger.

While the Arsenal team from that time was made up some good English players, Wenger also looked for talents around the world including the most remote of places like Ivory Coast where he signed Kolo Toure from.

Wenger won three Premier League titles among other trophies with Arsenal before he left the club and much of his success with the Gunners were helped by some players who he had to import into England.

The Gunners haven’t been the only Premier League team to enjoy signing talented players from across the globe, and Sun Sports decided to name a starting XI made up entirely of the best players that the Premier League has imported.

The list was quite an interesting one with star-studded names of present and former stars making the cut.

Two Arsenal legends found a way to beat all comers in their position to make it into the starting XI.

The compilers named Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira on the list, with Henry, partnered in attack by the Manchester City goal machine, Sergio Aguero.

Vieira was a member of a midfield two which also included David Silva.

Other players who made up the starting XI were Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, Eric Cantona, Nemanja Vidic, Vincent Kompany, Virgil van Dijk, and Peter Schmeichel.

Well, no Dennis Bergkamp, that devalues the team for me. Let us know your view.

Tags Patrick Vierira Thierry Henry


  1. Rashid80 says:

    Its missing Yaya Toure! That man was carrying Man City’s midfield for hears! He was bulk and the same time fast.. An amazing dribbler .. Has a great vision and a lethal shot! One of the top 10 midfielders of all time in my opinion

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  2. ThirdManJW says:

    These “best XI” teams that get created are annoying, because more often than not, they would get destroyed, given they usually have no balance. It’s also quite offensive to defensive players, as these star studded selections often contain little defensive cover.

    So this team has 5 out-and-out attackers, then David Silva, who is an attacking midfielder, and no wing-backs, or full-backs at all! So Vieira would be in midfield pretty much on his own, and no defensive cover on the wings. This team would have no chance!

    My EPL all time XI would be:

    Alexander-Arnold Adams Van Dijk Cole
    Vieira Keane
    Salah Aguero Henry

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