Antoine Griezmann reveals his squad on Football Manager 19; Frenkie de Jong, Joao Felix make the cut

Antoine Griezmann might terrify opposition defences on the pitch, but the forward, like many footballers, is willing to put on his managerial hat on Football Manager.

The French attacker recently tweeted an image of his Arsenal line up on FM19. Although Arsenal have done fairly well this season, Griezmann has taken a dim view to the existing Arsenal squad.

With only Lacazette retaining his place in the first eleven, the squad has been completely redone. Lining up in a 4-2-3-1, the World Cup winner has opted to settle for the unlikely pairing of De Ligt and Chris Mepham in defence.  Everton gloveman Jordan Pickford has bumped Bernd Leno off the team while Porto’s Alex Telles and Napoli’s Kevin Malcuit complete the back line.

De Jong and Bruno Fernandes offer contrasting skills in midfield. Further forward, Lacazette is supported on the wings by PSV’s Hirving Lozano and Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey. Benfica starlet Joao Felix has been jettisoned into the no.10 role. Among the substitutes, only Sokratis has survived the cull with Griezmann opting to beef up the bench.

Unai Emery might not be very amused with Griezmann’s selection, but if the French international can boast a better away record on FM, he’ll be mighty chuffed with himself.