Arsenal Twitter votes on the club’s ‘Banter Era’ XI and the results are superb

Banter era XI

Arsenal fan and blogger @northbanklower has run a number of Twitter polls, asking Arsenal fans to finally choose the definitive Banter era XI.

Gooners opted for a 4-3-2-1 formation, allowing for maximum banter. The side mostly comprises of players involved in Arsene Wenger’s infamous trophy drought from 2006-2014.

During that time, Arsenal lost the Champions League final (thanks to a sending off and some questionable goalkeeping) and two League Cup finals.

Manuel Almunia starts in goal, with a formidable French centre-back pairing of Mikael Silvestre and Sebastien Squillaci ahead of him

Despite only leaving the club this summer, Yaya Sanogo leads the line.

The Frenchman was the resounding favourite ahead of Lukas Podolski, Carlos Vela and Emmanuel Adebayor, perhaps suggesting that banter era is still alive and well at the Emirates.

Check out the full line up below, and the full thread of polls here again, courtesy of @northbanklower.

Cult heroes

Somewhat remarkably, Nicklas (Lord) Bendtner does not make this side. To be fair, the Danish striker did score 45 goals for the club.

A few notable absentees include Denilson, Phillippe Senderos, Alex Song and Wojciech Szczssny.

Rather than ridiculing these former Gunners, Arsenal fans, for the most part, look back on them with a positive sense of humour.

Déjà vu

Frustrated Arsenal fans are feeling a strong sense of déjà vu right now.

After a seemingly strong start to the transfer window, the Gunners have fallen behind, struggling to off load fringe players in order to sign players actually needed.

Once again, Arsenal have suffered a defeat in their opening two Premier League matches, and, of course, Wenger’s already playing people out of position.

With just about a week left until the transfer window closes, Arsene is in for a frantic few days, but will it be too late?

 

Arsenal's Banter Era XI

Arsenal’s Banter Era XI


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