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Surprise as two Arsenal players are shortlisted for the FIFPro World XI

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been shortlisted for the FIFPro World XI, it was announced.

55 players make the list and while Sanchez being among them is no surprise, it is perhaps a surprise to see his German team mate who has had something of a mixed season.

There are thirteen Premier League players nomnated and the breakdown is also surprising. There are six Man United players, three Chelsea, two Arsenal and one apiece for Tottenham and Liverpool.

Man City failed to receive a single player on the shortlist.

Hector Bellerin, who was nominated in 2016 was left off the list.

World Players’ Union FIFPro asked 25,000 professional players to pick a 4-3-3 line-up based on last season’s performances. From there the 55 man list is compiled.

The full shortlist

Gianluigi Buffon Juventus
David de Gea Manchester United
Keylor Navas Real Madrid
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich
Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid
David Alaba Bayern Munich
Jordi Alba Barcelona
Dani Alves Paris Saint-Germain
Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich
Leonardo Bonucci Juventus/AC Milan
Dani Carvajal Real Madrid
Giorgio Chiellini Juventus
Diego Godin Atletico Madrid
Mats Hummels Bayern Munich
Phillipp Lahm Bayern Munich/retired
David Luiz Chelsea
Marcelo Real Madrid
Javier Mascherano Barcelona
Pepe Real Madrid/Besiktas
Gerard Pique Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain
Samuel Umtiti Barcelona
Antonio Valencia Manchester United
Raphael Varane Real Madrid
Thiago Alcantara Bayern Munich
Sergio Busquets Barcelona
Casemiro Real Madrid
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool
Eden Hazard Chelsea
Andres Iniesta Barcelona
Isco Real Madrid
N’Golo Kante Chelsea
Toni Kroos Real Madrid
Nemanja Matic Chelsea/Manchester United
Luka Modric Real Madrid
Mesut Ozil Arsenal
Paul Pogba Manchester United
Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain
Arturo Vidal Bayern Munich
Gareth Bale Real Madrid
Karim Benzema Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain
Paulo Dybala Juventus
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich
Romelu Lukaku Everton/Manchester United
Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi Barcelona
Neymar Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
Alexis Sanchez Arsenal
Luis Suarez Barcelona


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