Griezmann reveals his dream Arsenal team on Football Manager… but he’s replaced EVERY player apart from Lacazette and signed Pickford, De Ligt and Bournemouth’s Chris Mepham!
- Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has named his Football Manager side
- Alexandre Lacazette is the only current Arsenal player in the starting lineup
- Bournemouth’s Chris Mepham is included along with Jordan Pickford
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has made no secret of his passion for computer games, and he has shared an insight into his Football Manager team.
As he did on Pro Evolution Soccer, Griezmann elected to take charge of Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann took charge of Arsenal on Football Manager
Griezmann’s compatriot Alexandre Lacazette is the only current Gunner in his starting lineup
Pickford; Malcuit, Mepham, De Ligt, Alex Telles; Fernandes, De Jong; Bailey, Felix, Lozano; Lacazette
Subs: Sokratis, Robertson, Saelemaekers, Gravenberch, Man, Pavon, Werner
Griezmann went for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Everton’s Jordan Pickford making the cut in goal, while Napoli’s Kevin Malcuit was named at right-back.
Perhaps Griezmann’s most unexpected selection is that of Chris Mepham, with the Bournemouth centre-back being included.
A more expected choice is Matthijs de Ligt, the highly regarded Ajax defended with vast potential, while Porto’s Alex Telles is at left-back.
Bournemouth centre-back Chris Mepham was surprisingly included in Lacazette’s team
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who will join Barcelona this summer, was also included
In midfield is another Ajax starlet, with Griezmann choosing Frenkie de Jong, who will join Barcelona this summer.
Partnering De Jong in midfield is Botafogo’s Fernandes in another unusual choice.
Portuguese prospect Joao Felix, of Benfica, was also named in Griezmann’s team
Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey is deployed on the right wing, with Hirving Lozano of PSV on the opposite flank.
Portuguese prospect Joao Felix, of Benfica, is the attacking midfielder in Griezmann’s side behind Lacazette.
There is another current Arsenal player on the bench in Sokratis Papastathopoulos, but the rest of the substitutes are new signings, including Liverpool defender Andy Robertson and Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon.
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