Emirates boss would love to be able to call upon these former stars.
Patrick Vieira – sold to Juventus for £13.5m (2005)
The gangly Frenchman became the heartbeat in the momentous Invincible team of 2003/04. Vieira was the ultimate box-to-box midfielder. He would make fierce tackles then run to the other end and finish off the move he had started. He was also a captain and a leader. His team-mates looked up to him and he would deliver. He took games by the scruff of the neck and dragged Arsenal to victories that never seemed likely. Arsene Wenger has not had a player like this for six trophy-less years.