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McClaren: Arsenal Are The Best Premier League Side & New Look GoonerTalk!

FC Twente boss Steve McClaren has played down his sides chances of pulling off a shock win against Arsenal and he believes that the Gunners’ are the best footballing side in the Premier League.

The Gunners will travel to face the Dutch outfit in the first of two legs as red hot favourites, and McClaren concedes his side will have to produce something very special to win.

“They have Robin van Persie, Adebayor and Fabregas players who can score out of nothing. Especially with Van Persie, they have someone who’s fantastic in attack.”  McClaren told Twente’s official site

McClaren, 47, has had first-hand experience of the Gunners during his time with Middlesbrough and he knows what a dangerous threat Arsene Wenger’s men can pose.

“I know Arsenal well, they are the best footballing side in the Premier League on their day, and someone who can do you big damage,” he said.

“They are great footballing team. Arsene Wenger is building a dynasty and you have to be careful how you defend, all the team will have to defend very well to cause an upset.”

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be missing midfield maestro’s Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Samir Nasri (knee) as well as Kolo Toure (hip) and Abou Diaby (thigh). Summer signing from Cardiff City Aaaron Ramsey looks set to partner Denilson in central midfield while Johan Djourou passed a late fitness test after the Swiss international sustained a knock against Sevilla last Saturday.

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