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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Leeds United transfer news: Whites ‘reach deal to sign’ Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on season-long loan

13 Jul

Leeds United and Chelsea have reached a deal for the season-long loan of Blues goalkeeper Jamal Blackman to Elland Road.

Blackman, 24, spent last season on loan at Sheffield United in the Championship, playing 33 times as the Blades finished 10th.

Blackman impressed playing for Sheffield United last summer

Highly-rated at Stamford Bridge, Blackman’s first-team chances appear limited with Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero ahead of him in the pecking order, while the Blues have also expressed interest in signing Alisson, the Roma glovesman, this summer.

Chelsea were willing to let him go out on loan again for 2018/19, and, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds have won the race for his signature.

It is stated that Leeds have ‘reached a deal’ to sign Blackman on a season-long loan, with a medical planned to try and get the keeper in before the Whites’ first pre-season friendly against Forest Green Rovers, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

Blackman will become the second signing of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign as Leeds manager, and he’ll follow Chelsea team-mate Lewis Baker on loan to Elland Road.

Blackman will join fellow Chelsea academy graduate Lewis Baker at Leeds

The Whites are also said to be chasing deals for Domingos Quina, the West Ham starlet, as well as forwards Jonathan Kodjia, of Aston Villa, and Jordan Hugill, of West Ham.

Leeds United transfer news: Elland Road club linked with signing Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman this summer

5 Jul

Leeds are tracking Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman with Marcelo Bielsa hoping to add a new goalkeeper to United’s squad this summer.

The Elland Road club started the hunt for a new No.1 earlier this summer by allowing Felix Wiedwald to leave for Eintracht Frankfurt after just one year in Yorkshire.

Blackman is a graduate of Chelsea’s academy

Manchester City youngster Angus Gunn, who spent last season on loan at Norwich, and David Stockdale, of Birmingham, were two early targets for the Whites, though deals for the pair seem unlikely at this moment in time.

An offer has been made by Leeds to loan Stockdale for the season, but Birmingham are refusing to accept the bid, while Gunn looks set to leave Man City permanently this summer for around £10m, while Leeds only want him on a temporary basis.

And so, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are ‘looking closely’ at Blackman, Chelsea’s 24-year-old glovesman.

Blackman caught the eye playing for Sheffield United last season

The former England youth international has never made an appearance for the Blues, but he impressed while on loan at Sheffield United last season, and is set to leave Stamford Bridge again for the 2018/19 campaign.