Ahead of tonight’s clash with PSG, Alexis Sanchez has chosen his ultimate XI and not one Arsenal player features in his team, writes Gavin Spillane.
Allowed to choose stars past and present, the Chile captain included players he starred alongside in his Barcelona days, as well as those long-retired to make up a mouth-watering team.
The likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira have all been overlooked in this all-star cast which in all features a German, an Italian, two Spaniards, two Argentinians and five Brazilians.
Sanchez opts for a 4-1-1-1-3 formation with Oliver Kahn at goalkeeper behind a formidable defence of Roberto Carlos, Carlos Puyol, Paolo Maldini and Cafu.
In front of the quartet is Xavi in a defensive midfielder role with the “magic” Ronaldinho and Argentine legend Diego Maradona gracing the side further upfield.
A lethal strike force of Brazilians Pele and Ronaldo (combined tally of 139 international goals) join Messi up front to complete Sanchez’ up dream team.