Modern Day Invincibles

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by asukru, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    Not sure where to post this but basically if you had unlimited funds and had to recreate the modern day version of the Invincibles - which players do you think would best be that or who would you have?

    For instance, Pogba for Viera, Ronaldo for Henry, Ter Stegen for Lehmann, KDB or Özil for Bergkamp

    I am intrigued to see which players people think would compare to what we used to have.

    A little bit a of a fun thread and could create some nice discussion.

  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Pogba for Viera

    That is just racists.
  3. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    VIDAL for Vieira!

    Özil is as close to Dennis you can get

    Mueller for Freddie, runs alot, solid technique but not flashy

    Not that I rate them that much but carrick or dier could do gilberto type work

    For Pires you Kinda have to say cronaldo , speed, flair

    Cole jordi alba i guess

    Ramos for Kolo, gifted guys very versatile but abit wild
    Thiago silva for sol, strong leader, consistent

    RB: someone boringly good

    Mbappe for Henry or actually Aubameyang


    Goalie ? Who is both crazy good and good crazy?
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  4. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member


    Mueller for Freddie is a good shout, I also think Vidal is a great Viera type. Thanks guys!
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  5. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Its hard to recreate our invincibles because its end at Vieira. I doubt there will ever be a player like him any time soon.
  6. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Vidal has had a few runs where he has dominated as Paddy

    And i would even give him the energy and offense nod

    Paddy was stronger and better defensivly
  7. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    There has been countless of good midfielders since Vieira. But Vieira was so unique player. I dont see anyone like him in modern game.
  8. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Pedro at Barcelona would have been a good Freddie type to have in your team

    Also controversial but I think Hazard would be the perfect scorer/creator out wide like Pires
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  9. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Also is there a player simiæar to Pires?

    No wonder Wenger didnt try to recreate this team with similar players...
  10. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    De Bruyne Özil Pedro
    Kanté Rabiot
    Alaba Ramos Silva Lahm
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  11. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Lots of these suggested teams would stomp the Invincibles -- shows how much tougher the league has gotten, tbh.
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Well yeah the invincibles are all really old now.
  13. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    How about Griezman for Freddie Ljungberg.

    Could that work @Rex Banner ?
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  14. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Koulibaly for Sol Campbell
    Claudio Bravo for Jens Lehmann
    Son for Ljunberg is he was right sided
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  15. Kobi

    Kobi I Know Who You Are


    Valencia Koulibaly Umtiti Marcelo

    .............Fabinho Pogba.............

    Griezmann DeBruyne Mkhitaryan (the Dortmund one)

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  16. IslingtonBornandbred

    IslingtonBornandbred Well-Known Member

    I think it's quite impossible trying to replicate exact teams because each player is different technically, physically and personality wise but maybe you can try and reproduce the playing style i.e if you like a right footer on the left.

    Saying that, I'd go Marcelo for Cole, Mbappe for Henry, DeBruyne for Bergkamp. Pedro is a good shout for Freddie because he makes similar sort of runs in behind. You'd need two physically imposing centre backs for Toure/Campbell so something like Kompany and Varane. Right back/Lauren could be someone fairly solid like Sagna. For Vieira and Gilberto, again you'd need two big guys so Yaya Toure and Casemiro. And Pires...Hazard, Nasri, Draxler, Ribery. I'd go Hazard even though he's more of a dribbler than Pires.

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  17. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    I get what you mean, but if you rewatch any game in that season you'll remember how good that team was. Like the pace, the power, the technical ability etc etc was all unreal. Bit like watching 2016 Atletico on roids.
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  18. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods

    Bollocks they'd be stomped. You don't just run through a team with Vieira, Gilberto and Campbell at it's core. There is no Sol Campbell in the league atm, or in Europe even.

    Time alters people's memories quite a bit, I think. Except me, I have an extraordinary memory except for who I voted for on match day polls
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  19. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    Ter Stegen
    Aurier Varane Koulibally Alba
    Muller Vidal Fabinho Hazard
    De Bruyne
  20. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Actually I think a good comparison would be a young Theo for Freddie funnily enough. He had an explosive dribbling style, took his man on and often got free and unmarked in the box.
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