Why Arsenal will be glad they don’t have this shocking team out tonight

The Gunners have had more than their fair share of comically bad line-ups in recent years, but this one from the last time they visited Olympiakos surely takes the biscuit.
Olivier Giroud and Joel Campbell may have more than their fair share of critics, but nothing quite matches this shocker of a line-up from back in 2011; when Arsenal painfully lost in Greece.

Injuries have hit the Gunners badly at the moment, but nothing has driven them quite to the extremes of Emmanuel Frimpong and Yossi Benayoun in the engine room.

Being an Arsenal fan has been like choosing to be bullied for much of the past decade, but, despite the injuries, the side put out tonight looks like a World XI in comparison.

Where once was Sebastian Squillaci, now lies Laurent Koscielny and Andre Santos has been replaced by Nacho Monreal.

Wenger’s darkest days as Arsenal boss must surely be behind him now, despite the continued abuse from fans, Olivier Giroud and Joel Campbell would have walked into the team of 2011.