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5 Best right-left winger combinations since 2000

Subhadeep Roy
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2.  Freddie Ljungberg-Robert Pires:

Ljungberg and Pires
Ljungberg and Pires

Ljungberg and Pires contributed immensely towards making Arsenal the strongest club in England and one of the best in the world in the early and mid-2000s. Both were exceptionally skillful and thrived in the counter-attacking style of football played by Arsenal.

Arsenal won the Premier League in the 2003-04 season without losing a single match and that record has not been equaled since. They also reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2005-06 before losing to Barcelona. Arsenal centre-backs typically used to play long, diagonal balls to Ljungberg and Pires, who used their dribbling skills and speed to force their way through the opposition defence.

Ljungberg was the faster of the two and usually played on the left flank. He scored 74 goals in 351 matches for Arsenal from 1998 to 2007. Pires was more skillful and also had great vision and passing range. He could play in the central midfield too and scored 84 goals from 238 matches for the Gunners.

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