Arsenal FC: What Is Arsene Wenger's Strongest Team?

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Arsenal FC: What Is Arsene Wenger's Strongest Team?
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There are no two ways about it, Arsenal are not the Premier League power they once were.

As with the demise of any great empire, there are a number of contributing factors. The main reason, however, for the Gunners' slow collapse is the club's flawed transfer policy over the last nine seasons. This decade-long collapse is made harder to bear for all Arsenal fans after what the club achieved in the 2003-04 season.

In 2004, Arsenal won the Premier League after going the entire 38-game season unbeaten.

The difference between Arsene Wenger's 2004 side and his 2013 team could not be more pronounced.

The Gunners have been asset-stripped of their best players and have brought in inadequate replacements. Their chief rivals have expanded and improved their scouting networks. And the European football playing pool, which the Gunners had free rein to explore in years gone by, is now almost a small and barren void as far as Arsenal are concerned.

This has culminated in Arsenal's weakest team since before Arsene Wenger came to the club in 1996.

Ask the great man to pick his best team today and he would almost have to scratch his head in wonder.

Certain players are automatic choices.

But this is not down to the fact that they are world-class, far from it. They are merely the best of a bad bunch.

Here, Bleacher Report looks at Arsene Wenger and Arsenal's strongest team

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