Mesut Ozil has revealed his dream Arsenal five-a-side team in an interview with the club’s official website (via Arsenal.com).
It’s always an interesting point of discussion for top footballers but which ones would actually be as good at the five-a-side version of the sport?
Things like heading and dead-ball situations are no longer an issue as games are played at a much higher pace and in a smaller setting.
Now, Mesut Ozil – a player who himself would surely thrive in a team of five – has revealed his dream Arsenal lineup from throughout history.
“For Arsenal, it would be Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Ljungberg and the goalkeeper would be David Seaman,” Ozil said before going on to name his dream team for former side, Real Madrid.
“I think Zidane of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos, Raul… that’s already four or five. And obviously Casillas.
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“Those players are legends and played a lot of games for the club, and won everything with the club.
“I could also say Roberto Carlos, Guti or Ronaldo, the Brazilian one, but I didn’t play with them. They’ve had really, really good players in the past.”
It’s not a bad starting lineup for either team. It would be fascinating to see how many of today’s top pros would get on in a five-a-side team.