Picking a January World Football Best XI

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Picking a January World Football Best XI
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Jack Wilshere has been in great form for Arsenal over January.

January is an interesting month in the world football calendar.

The English Premier League has been going at it full steam over Christmas, but other leagues across Europe have been enjoying mid-season breaks and come back at differing times. This year too, there has also been the presence of the African Cup of Nations, taking some of these league's players away and putting them in the environment of the continent's most prestigious competition.

So picking a best XI of the players who have shone in this month you have to consider some potential selections have played more football than others, and weigh that up in comparing who has enjoyed the more impressive January.

At the end of it all though it is down largely to opinion, and the following selection (laid out in a 3-4-3 formation) will likely differ to yours by some degree or another. Have a read of this one and then feel free to offer your own suggestions and (vehemently, probably) disagree with the ones set out here.

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