Lee Dixon leaves Henry out of best Arsenal XI

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Lee Dixon has named his best Arsenal XI, comprised of players he played with during his 14-year career with the Gunners, on Twitter.

With Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger set to celebrate his 1,000th match in charge of the Gunners against Chelsea this weekend, many of the club's supporters have taken to social media to list their best XIs under the French manager. Dixon, who played for the north London outfit between 1988 and 2002, changed the rules slightly - by listing players who were at the club before Wenger arrived in 1996 - but named a formidable team that would have been a match for anyone.

The ex-England international named the famous Arsenal back-five, which features himself alongside Tony Adams, Steve Bould and Nigel Winterburn in front of David Seaman. In midfield, Dixon has opted for the midfield pairing of Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit, with Marc Overmars and the late David Rocastle on the flanks.

He then went for the great Denis Bergkamp behind Ian Wright, rather than the legendary Thierry Henry. However, the Gunners' icon made it onto Dixon's bench, alongside Robert Pires, Ray Parlour, Martin Keown and Ashley Cole.

Dixon, when questioned about his selections, added in a later tweet: "I have always said that the 98 double team was the best team I played in. I still believe that we would have beaten the invincibles."

Lee Dixon's Best Arsenal XI: Seaman; Dixon, Adams, Bould, Winterburn; Rocastle, Vieira, Petit, Overmars; Bergkamp, Wright.

Can you name a better Arsenal XI than Dixon's? What is the best Gunners' team to have played under Wenger? Have your say in the comments section below.

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