Arsenal's Tony Adams Picks Best XI He Ever Played With, Including David Beckham

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  Statue of former Arsenal player Tony Adams is seen outside the ground before the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Fulham at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Arsenal legend Tony Adams has picked a team from the best players he ever lined up with, for Sky Sports, and not surprisingly, ex-Gunners dominate the 4-4-1-1 lineup.

The iconic defender represented Arsenal between 1983 and 2002 and also played for England 66 times.

He opts for David Seaman in goal, "because I see him regularly and he would kill me otherwise."

12 Jun 2000:  David Seaman (L) and Tony Adams (R) of England apportion the blame during the European Championships 2000 group match against Portugal at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, Holland.  Portugal won the match 3-2. \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prio
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The 49-year-old captained a league winner in three different decades, so its no surprise that his old club teammates make up nine of his 10 selections.

Adams overlooks the likes of Viv Anderson, Kenny Sansom, Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell to keep together a formidable back line of Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Steve Bould and himself.

In midfield, he's selected the talented Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira with Robert Pires and David Beckham, with whom he played for his country.

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He chooses Petit and Vieira for their strength and athleticism, Pires for his pace and Beckham for his "delivery and work rate."

And up front, he picks Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry in a decision that will have no Arsenal fans complaining.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM:  Thierry Henry (R) of Arsenal celebrates scoring against Ajax with teammate Dennis Bergkamp during a pre season 'Dennis Bergkamp' testimonial match at Emirates stadium in north London, 22 July 2006. The match played in honour of Ar

Tony Adams' Fantasy Team

Goalkeeper: David Seaman

Defenders: Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Tony Adams, Steve Bould

Midfielders: Emmanuel Petit, Patrick Vieira, David Beckham, Robert Pires

Attackers: Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry

[Sky Sports]