Antoine Griezmann’s Arsenal squad on Football Manager 2019 is unreal – meet the wonderkids starring for the Gunners in 2023

15 Aug

Antoine Griezmann may well have completed his move to FC Barcelona this summer, but the World Cup winner clearly has a soft spot for Arsenal.

The 28-year-old posted a screenshot of his Football Manager game onto Twitter and revealed he is currently undertaking a save as the Gunners’ gaffer.

Antoine Griezmann has created an incredible Arsenal team on Football Manager
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Time had elapsed in the game until 2023 and it is fair to say the former Atletico Madrid striker has assembled a world class squad.

Packed with a host of stars, there is not a single current squad member in the team, much to the chagrin of Alexandre Lacazette.

Replying to his France international colleague in the replies, Griezmann revealed that after winning the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup in 2021, he sold the striker to Huddersfield for £23.5million!

Unai Emery may have splashed the cash on the likes of Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe this summer, but the Spaniard will be envious of the side Griezmann has built at the Emirates.

Bristling with young talent, the France international has built a very good Gunners team
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But just who are the players Griezmann has picked for his Arsenal side? Given how much time has elapsed, there are a few ‘newgen’ players in the squad such as the goalkeeper – Hasan.

Below, talkSPORT.com has provided mini profiles on each real member of the team. ALl of the stats are from the game and are not the latest

Check out the sensational side Griezmann has created!

 

Right-Back: Alexis Saelemakers

Age: 18

Nationality: Belgium

FM19 Club: Anderlecht

FM19 Estimated Cost: £20m

Centre-Back:  Matthijs De Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt is a big improvement on Shkodran Mustafi
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Age: 18

Nationality: Netherlands

FM19 Club: Ajax

FM19 Estimated Cost: £44m

Centre-Back: Raphael Varane

Age: 25

Nationality: France

FM19 Club: Real Madrid

FM19 Estimated Cost: £76m

The France international won the World Cup with Griezmann
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Left-Back: Andrew Robertson

Age: 24

Nationality: Scotland

FM19 Club: Liverpool

FM19 Estimated Cost: £36m

Centre-Midfield: Bruno Fernandes

Age: 23

Nationality: Portugal

FM19 Club: Sporting Lisbon

FM19 Estimated Cost: £48m

Bruno Fernandes appears to have finally got his move away from the Premier League
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Centre-Midfield: Frenkie De Jong

Age: 12

Nationality: Netherlands

FM19 Club: Ajax

FM19 Estimated Cost: £26m

The Netherlands international starred for Ajax on their run to the Champions League semi-finals
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Right-Wing: Francisco Trincao

Age: 18

Nationality: Portugal

FM19 Club: SC Braga

FM19 Estimated Cost: £3m

Left-Wing: Jadon Sancho

Age: 18

Nationality: England

FM19 Club: Borussia Dortmund

FM19 Estimated Cost: £60m

Griezmann decided to bring Sancho back to England
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Centre-Attacking Midfield: Joao Felix

Age: 18

Nationality: Portugal

FM19 Club: Benifca

FM19 Estimated Cost: £52m

The Portugal international has replaced Griezmann at Atletico
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Striker: Brian Bobbey

Age: 16

Nationality: Netherlands

FM19 Club: Ajax

FM19 Estimated Cost: £2m

Sub 1: Jamal Blackman

Age: 24

Nationality: England

FM19 Club: Chelsea

FM19 Estimated Cost: £3m

Sub 2: Alex Telles

Age: 25

Nationality: Brazil

FM19 Club: Porto

FM19 Estimated Cost: £36m

Telles is an attack-minded full back for Porto
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Sub 3: Jonathon Panzo

Age: 17

Nationality: England

FM19 Club: Monaco

FM19 Estimated Cost: £6m

Sub 4: Ruben Neves

Age: 21

Nationality: Portugal

FM19 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers

FM19 Estimated Cost: £80m

Neves has starred for Wolves since his move from Portugal in 2017
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Sub 5: Chris Mepham

Age: 20

Nationality: Wales

FM19 Club: AFC Bournemouth

FM19 Estimated Cost: £15m

Sub 6: Phil Foden

Age: 18

Nationality: England

FM19 Club: Manchester City

FM19 Estimated Cost: £77m

Foden fits into the Homegrown Player quota
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Everton and West Ham linked with Olympiakos defender Leonardo Koutris with £10million price tag

25 Apr

Everton and West Ham have reportedly ‘expressed interest’ in Leonardo Koutris.

The 23-year-old has impressed with Olympiakos this season and attracted interest from clubs around Europe.

Leonardo Koutris in action for Olympiacos
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Italian side Genoa saw a bid of £5million for him rejected in January.

Newspaper Correio de Manha claim the two Premier League clubs have already shown an interest in the Brazilian-born defender.

They also claim Porto have been watching Koutris and plan to sign him if Alex Telles leaves.

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TEAMtalk previously reported that Olympiacos had put a £10million price tag on the defender.

Four Premier League teams are understood to have sent scouts to watch him on international duty against Liechtenstein.

The left-back has played for Greece three times, despite being born in Brazil, after being handed his debut in November 2018.

Alex Telles looks destined to leave Porto in the summer with a number of top European clubs.

Atletico Madrid are understood to be prepared to meet his £35million release clause and would leave the Portuguese club needing to find a replacement.

Liverpool vs Porto: Injuries and suspensions leave Portuguese side with just 16 available outfield players

8 Apr

Porto will have just 16 outfield players available for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Liverpool.

The two sides will meet at Anfield on Tuesday but the Portuguese side will be missing a number of key players.

Alex Telles is a doubt for the match

Centre-back Pepe is suspended after picking up a booking in their last-16 tie with Roma when he clashed with former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Porto captain Hector Herrera was also booked in that match and will miss the first leg as a result.

Pepe is suspended for the first leg

Left-back Alex Telles is also ‘fighting against the clock’ to be ready for the trip to Liverpool, according to the Portuguese press (via Sport Witness).

The Brazilian has a bursitis in his right hip that is causing him some issues.

O Jogo write that Sérgio Conceição only has 19 players available, with three of them being goalkeepers, due to injuries and suspensions.

In addition, three Porto players go into the match knowing that a yellow card will see them miss the return leg.

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Eder Militao, who is joining Real Madrid in the summer, Danilo and Otavio are all at risk.

Liverpool themselves will be without Andy Robertson who picked up a yellow card in the latest stages of their round-of-16 defeat of Bayern Munich.