Arsenal's team of the decade: Paul Merson's verdict

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Arsenal team of the decacde

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson picks his Arsenal XI of the 2010s, and experiences some struggles with the back line...

While there's an abundance of talent in midfield and an all-star attack, Arsenal's current defensive concerns even feature in Merson's Arsenal team of the decade.

The pundit's verdict: In goal...

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on December 21, 2012 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Petr Cech came towards the end of his career, so I can't just go with names, so I'm going with Wojciech Szczesny.

In defence...

Laurent Koscielny training with Arsenal during pre-season

I'll go for a three-man defence as there aren't many options, to be honest. The defence of Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal, they are Very, Very, Very, Very, all with capital Vs, lucky to be in the team.

There haven't been four good defenders at Arsenal in the 2010s!

Koscielny, to be fair, did well when he was there, but he was the best of an average bunch.

In midfield...

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is the most talented of players, although he's had his bad times. There is the argument he doesn't run around, but for me, Arsenal should give him the ball and make everyone else run around!

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He's flanked by Aaron Ramsey, a great goalscorer, as well as Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere.

Cesc Fabregas would be in, but he was only there for 18 months at the start of the 2010s before leaving for Barcelona.

In attack...

during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

People will ask why Olivier Giroud over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but he hasn't been there very long, and I thought Giroud did well for them. I also want a target man with Alexis Sanchez and Robin van Persie just off him!

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