Just TWO Arsenal stars make Antoine Griezmann’s Football Manager squad | Football | Sport


Griezmann, who is a big fan of the computer game Football Manager, shared his latest squad on social media.

However, only compatriot Alexandre Lacazette and defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos appear to have made the striker’s first-team squad.

Lacazette is the only player to keep his place in the starting line-up as he leads the line in Griezmann’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

The 28-year-old has managed to entice England keeper Jordan Pickford away from Everton to play between the sticks at the Emirates, while also bringing in Bournemouth’s Chris Mepham at centre back.

Also in the back line is Napoli’s Kevin Malcuit at right-back and Porto’s Alex Telles at left-back.

Playing alongside Mepham in central defence is Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt.

Griezmann has surmounted any financial difficulties that are currently limiting Emery in rebuilding his squad as he embarked on an extensive overhaul of the Gunners team.

He opted for two deep-lying midfielders with Sporting’s Manuel Fernandes lining up alongside Ajax’s Barcelona-bound playmaker Frenkie de Jong.

PSV’s Hirving Lozano takes up a position on the left wing, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey on the opposite flank.

And Griezmann has Benfica’s 19-year-old star Joao Felix playing just behind Lacazette.

The World Cup winner clearly has an eye for talent as he’s not the only one who has spotted the potential of the Portuguese No 10, with .

Griezmann has cleared out a lot of players from Arsenal’s current squad with Sokratis being the only current player to make it on to the bench.

Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson is amongst the substitutes, along with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

Sharing his team on Twitter, the Atletico star will no doubt have left Arsenal fans wondering if the player is giving a hint as to his preferred team if he decides to move away from Spain.

However, there have been strong rumours the striker is actually interested in a move to Barcelona.

This speculation has only intensified as Atletico are now expected to finish the season without any silverware.

Atletico got knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Girona in January and failed to progress against Juventus in the Champions League in the round of 16 despite leading the tie 2-0 after the first leg.

As for La Liga, Griezmann has 13 goals and eight assists in the league, but Atletico are currently nine points off leaders Barcelona with only six games left to be played.

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