Thierry Henry picks his top four combined team

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has his picked his top four combined XI and, of course, there’s much to debate.

The former striker includes five players from table-toppers Leicester in his team, while there’s room for just one Manchester City player.

The noticeable exclusion is that of any Tottenham defenders, despite Mauricio Pochettino’s team having the best defensive record in the league.


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Check out Henry’s top four combined XI below.

There’s reason for all fans to be annoyed. Despite including five Leicester players, Kasper Schmeichel could have been the sixth after his outstanding displays between the sticks. Meanwhile, Christian Fuchs’ inclusion ahead of Nacho Monreal will leave Arsenal fans puzzled and Kevin de Bruyne has excelled for City.

But it’s Tottenham fans who have most reason to be frustrated.

Toby Aldeweireld and Jan Vertonghen have been relentless at the heart of Tottenham’s defence and are part of the league’s best defence.

Pochettino rotates his full-backs so it’s no surprise Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose or Ben Davies in Henry’s XI, but either centre-back could be included and few would be concerned.

Leicester’s Robert Huth and Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny were picked ahead of the Tottenham duo and fans were quick to voice their response on Twitter.

Henry opted for a diamond midfield with Leicester’s dynamic midfielder N’Golo Kante at its base. The league’s leading assist-maker Mesut Ozil plays behind Aguero and Vardy having set up 16 goals this season.

Riyad Mahrez and Dele Alli complete an exciting midfield.

The top four all meet on Sunday in a pair of games that could go a long way to determining the winner of the league. Leicester travel to third-placed Arsenal before City host Tottenham.

The best case for the Foxes is a win over Arsenal and a draw at White Hart Lane, which will see Claudio Ranieri’s team extend their lead at the top to seven points.

However, an Arsenal win will close the gap to two points with 12 games remaining.

Of course, Henry is used to competing in title races from his days at Arsenal. He played an integral part in helping the north London club to win the Premier League in 2002 and 2004, winning the Golden Boot in both seasons.

No doubt he wishes he could lace up his boots one more time for an another title chase. Henry was part of the last Arsenal team to lift the trophy, way back when the Gunners produced their ‘Invincible’ season.

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