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Alexis Sanchez picks his ultimate XI

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Just occasionally, you get the impression Alexis Sanchez rather misses playing for Barcelona.

The midfielder seems happy enough at Arsenal and looks all set to sign a new contract, although he was linked with a move away from the Emirates in the summer.

Sanchez was recently asked to pick his ultimate team, and it soon became clear where all this talk that he's a bit obsessed with Barca comes from.


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It must be a bit of a kick in the teeth for Arsenal that he didn't pick one of his team-mates, or even a Gunners legend in the side. The video was even shot by the club's official Youtube channel, but it looks like he didn't really get the hint.

Admittedly, they might not have too many world-class players right now, but over the years they've had some pretty impressive names among the ranks. Thierry Henry, maybe, just to keep the fans happy? Nope.

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Try and count how many times he says the phrase "I played with at Barcelona". It's actually pretty impressive.

Unsurprisingly, the Chilean's ultimate team features a heavy South American contingent, and some of them even played for Barcelona, too. He really loves Barca, but then again, when you've played with Lionel Messi, you're probably not going to pick Theo Walcott in your dream team.

The best of all time 

So here's the video of him naming his ultimate team:

There's a special mention for "the best player of all time" - the Brazilian Ronaldo.

Elsewhere, we have legendary Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, with Carles Puyol (of Barcelona) in defence. Puyol was, without doubt, one of the greatest defenders of his generation, but he makes the cut here because of his inspirational captaincy.


Roberto Carlos and Cafu are the full-backs, which would make for some pretty mesmerising football going forward.

Paolo Maldini of AC Milan and Xavi - Barcelona - made the cut, while Ronaldinho of a certain La Liga side also features. As does Diego Maradona.

Brazilian football players Ronaldo (L) and Ronaldi

Interestingly, Sanchez has picked a front three for his attack. It comprises of a pretty nifty line-up of Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Pele.

Say no more. As ultimate line-ups go, that's about as world-beating as it gets.

Who has Sanchez missed out? Who else should have made the ultimate XI? Let us know in the comments. 

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