Arsene Wenger's finest XI: No room for Adams, but who does make the cut?

GK: David Seaman

Wenger inherited one of England’s finest-ever goalkeepers shortly after Euro 96 - surely Seaman's career high point - and coached him through his peak years. Seaman’s technical attributes: his calm authority, handling and faultless positioning, earned him the moniker ‘Safe Hands’. One of Seaman’s most underrated qualities was his mentality, largely concealed beneath an avuncular smile and booming Yorkshire laugh. Back in 2008, Wenger purred: “When he was criticised, you knew in the next game that you’d see the best of David Seaman.” He overcame public criticism from supporters and remained Arsene’s No.1 until joining Manchester City in 2003. By that time Jens Lehmann was ready for the shirt. 

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