The France and Atletico Madrid ace has built a brilliant Gunners XI but looks to have sold off most of their stars
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is a huge Football Manager fan – just like us.
The French ace has a long history of playing the game, bought by millions of fans across the globe as we attempt to turn our favourite clubs into the world’s best using smart transfers and tinkering with our tactics.
Griezmann, currently having another excellent season in Spain, has had a fine playing career so far and has 14 goals in 32 LaLiga games, as well as four in eight in the Champions League.
And a coaching job might be on the horizon for him as he posted a picture of his current team on Football Manager 2019 – Arsenal.
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On Monday evening, just hours before the Gunners beat Watford 1-0, Griezmann gave the world a glimpse of the team he has built at the Emirates – but the first XI includes just on current player, while another makes the bench.
Opting to play with an attacking 4-2-3-1, favouring a free-flowing passing style, the 28-year-old proved he’s got a eye for talent with highly-rated youngsters Hirving Lozano, Joao Felix, and Leon Bailey forming an attacking midfield trio behind Alexandre Lacazette.
He central midfield duo of Frenkie de Jong and Bruno Fernandes looks dynamite too, with wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Telles, Kevin Malcuit, and Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham making up the backline.
Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford completes the XI.
Meanwhile, on his bench is Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who has survived the cull, along with Andy Robertson, Belgian starlet Alexis Saelemaekers, Ajax youngster Ryan Gravenberch, Dennis Man, Gunners target Cristian Pavon, and Germany ace Timo Werner.
It’s a fine squad and it’s doing the business as you can see at the top of the picture as his team sit first in the Premier League – the Emirates faithful can only dream.
Napoli ace Malcuit, once linked with a host of Premier League clubs, approved of being included.
This isn’t the first time he’s been pictured playing the game either as he was shown playing as Arsenal back in 2016, while also managing as Lyon in the past when he was caught checking out Chelsea’s team on his laptop, sparking numerous rumours.