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Video: Mikel Arteta picks controversial former Arsenal star in his dream 5-a-side line up

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has rather controversially named Robin van Persie in his dream five-a-side line up.

Watch the video below as Arteta picks some of his best old teammates, with the likes of Ronaldinho and Andres Iniesta also in there, but with Van Persie selected despite him notably leaving the Gunners for bitter rivals Manchester United in the summer of 2012.

Van Persie remains hated by Arsenal fans for leaving them and firing Man Utd to the Premier League title a year later, but it seems Arteta enjoyed playing alongside the Dutchman.

The pair were only on the same team for one season, but RVP was superb in his final campaign at the Emirates Stadium so he clearly made an impression on Arteta

Aston Villa could reportedly be forced to sell two important players this summer due to Financial Fair Play, even if they manage to secure qualification to the Champions League.

Reports suggest Unai Emery’s side may still face losing star midfield player Douglas Luiz, who has been strongly linked with Arsenal in recent times, while Jacob Ramsey is another who could be likely to leave Villa Park.

This is worrying news for Villa fans, with Emery looking like he’s really building something very promising at the club.

The Spanish tactician will want to keep this squad together for as long as possible, and Luiz and Ramsey would surely be a key part of his plans.

Luckily for Villa, it seems there isn’t currently too much uncertainty over Ollie Watkins, who signed a new long-term contract earlier in the season.

The England international is in superb form at the moment and if Villa can keep him then perhaps losing some other key players won’t hurt quite as much.

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