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Arsenal star names Manchester United legend in Dream XI

Arteta has played against some modern greats (©GettyImages)
Arteta has played against some modern greats (©GettyImages).

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta revealed his dream 'One-to-11' on the latest episode of Sky Sports' Fantasy Football Club.

The Spaniard - who came up through the ranks at Barcelona before joining Rangers, Real Sociedad, Everton and then Arsenal - named the best 11 players he has played with or against during his career so far.

As a result, Arteta's 'One-to-11' reads like a who's who of world football, with a number of modern-day legends making the cut, including Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking about the latter, Arteta commented: "Obviously he is one of the top players ever already and he is still playing at the highest level. He is going to beat every record. I like his attitude and how ambitious he is.

"He is probably the most complete player. Suddenly he became a goalscorer and he was unstoppable."

The former Spain Under-21 international also described Patrick Vieira as a "monster", while he described ex-Arsenal star Thierry Henry as "too good".

Arteta also found room in his side for current Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who partners the iconic Paolo Maldini.

The two Premier League players will come face-to-face on Sunday afternoon, when league leaders Arsenal visit Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Arteta's 'One-to-11'

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas

Left-back: Roberto Carlos

Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand

Centre-back: Paolo Maldini

Right-back: Cafu

Left-midfield: Robert Pires

Central midfield: Patrick Vieira

Central midfield: Zinedine Zidane

Right-midfield: Cristiano Ronaldo

Striker: Thierry Henry

Striker: Ronaldo

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Rio Ferdinand

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