As everyone knows, football is a game of two halves. So here’s the all-time Arsenal XI we requested last week, chosen by Pentagram pundit Angus Hyland and his writerly chum Bernard Azulay (Diary, DW 19 September).
In 4-4-2 formation: Pat Jennings; Pat Rice, Tony Adams, Frank McLintock, Kenny Sansom; Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, Liam Brady, Marc Overmars; Denis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry.
On the bench: Bob Wilson, David O’Leary, Charlie George, Ray Kennedy and, er, Gilles Grimandi.
Move over Monsieur Arsene Wenger?