Pele says he would like to play for either of these clubs

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Brazilian legend Pele has said he would have liked to represent Barcelona or Arsenal if he was a player today.

The 74-year-old never played in Europe during his illustrious career but singled out the Gunners and Blaugrana as teams he would like to play for.

Barca are considered one of, if not, the best team in club football right now while the north London outfit - under Arsene Wenger - have developed a fantastic footballing identity.


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When asked what clubs he would like to play for, the three-time World Cup winner told the Telegraph: "Today, Barcelona. They are the same style as Santos and Brazil of my day. Almost the same style."

In England: "Arsenal is a good team to play with, I would play for Arsenal if I had a chance."

The thought of Pele, who scored well over 1,000 career goals, linking up with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez certainly whets the appetite.

However, you could put the Brazilian into any team in world football and he would surely improve them no end.

He would certainly put an end to any concerns Arsenal fans had over the ability of their team to score goals.

But unfortunately, it is only a pipe dream and both clubs will have to make do with the players currently at their disposal.

For Barcelona, the Camp Nou club must recover from their embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.

Messi and Co. will be looking get back to winning ways with a convincing victory over newly promoted Las Palmas.

While the Gunners will want to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City this weekend with a win against the only unbeaten team - Leicester City.

Is Pele the best player of all time? If not, then who is? Have your say in the comments section below!

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