Arsenal America’s solution to a football-less summer: An all-time Arsenal XI Draft.

By Nick Lellenberg @HomeatHighbury

We here at Arsenal America hope that your summer has been tolerable…whereas in past seasons when we limped to the line and were ready for a bit of a break, the way we closed out this past season left us wanting more. At least more football (not that Confederations Cup thing).  But since this was a World Cup and Euro-less summer, we thought, why not get some of our branches together from across the country and have them compete in an all-time Arsenal XI draft.  Any player who made an appearance at any point in the club’s history could be taken in the draft and each team needed to fill out a 4-4-2, with a manager and three substitutes.

Over the course of 10 days, two managers each from twelve Arsenal America branches made 180 selections over fifteen rounds and now we open it up to you, Arsenal supporters everywhere, to vote on which XI looks the best, sounds the best, would be the best.  So enjoy reviewing the teams, hopefully it will spur you onto the read more about some of the older players in Arsenal’s history, and let us know which branch you think has the best all-time Arsenal XI!

Here is the link to the poll and the Branch lineups are shown below. Enjoy!

http://poll.pollcode.com/r5ti6#sthash.hyLnyO3V.dpuf

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Austin Gooners: Austin Gooners Lineup

Managed by Don Howe with substitutes Davor Suker, Archie Gray, and Joe Hulme.

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Boston Gooners: Boston Gooners lineup

 

Managed by Bertie Mee with substitutes Eduardo Da Silva, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, and Ian Ure.

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Charm City Gooners: Charm City Lineup

Managed by Tom Whittaker with substitutes Kevin Campbell, Abou Diaby, and Lionel Smith.

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Charsenal:  Charsenal Lineup

Managed by Arsene Wenger with substitutes John Jensen, Pascal Cygan, and Steve Morrow.

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Jackson Gooners: Jackson lineup

Managed by Vic Akers with substitutes Chris Whyte, Aaron Ramsey, and Niall Quinn.

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Jacksonville Gooners: jacksonville lineup

Managed by George Graham with substitutes Emmanuel Adebayor, Francis Coquelin, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Kentucky Arsenal: Arsenal Kentucky

Managed by Terry Neill with substitutes George Allison, Olivier Giroud, and Jack Crayston.

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Nashville Gooners:  Nashville Gooners Lineup

 

Managed by Pat Rice with substitutes Andy Ducat, David Court, and Danny Karbassiyoon.

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New Haven Gooners:  New Haven Lineup

 

Managed by Bruce Rioch with substitutes David Danskin, Gilles Grimandi, and Emma Byrne.

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Orange County Gooners:Orange County Gooners

 

Managed by Terry Neill with substitutes Manuel Almunia, Sylvinho, and Stewart Robson.

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Queen City Gooners: Queen City Lineup

Managed by Herbert Chapman with substitutes Steve Walford, David Price, and Paul Mariner.

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San Diego Gooners: San Diego Lineup

Managed by Harry Bradshaw with substitutes Ray Kennedy, Remi Garde, and Alf Kirchen.

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