Arsenal: Most Frustrating XI of the Premier League Era

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Arsenal: Most Frustrating XI of the Premier League Era
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Andre Santos' embrace with Robin van Persie was the final straw for many Arsenal fans.

Anyone who has sampled the atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium will know that Arsenal fans are more prone to bouts of frustration than most.

It is not hard to understand why: In recent seasons they have grown accustomed to watching clearly talented footballers fail to realise their undoubted potential. It is a painful quandary.

A poor player is not frustrating. What is truly frustrating is a player who clearly has talent and ability yet still fails to deliver.

Using that criteria, I've assembled the most frustrating XI of the Premier League era. There is a degree of poignancy about the fact that they line up in a 4-3-3: Arsenal have not won a major trophy since switching to that formation.

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