POLL: How does current Arsenal squad compare to 2006 Champions League final squad?

After a wobbly start to the season away to Fulham, Arsenal have silenced most of their critics by banging in 11 goals without reply in the three games since.

However there still appear to be a number of dissenting Gooner voices out there, so I thought I’d gauge the opinions of you lot today with a very simple poll to see just how high our confidence is.

When Arsenal reached the Champions League Final in 2006, the team consisted of:


Eboue Toure Campbell Cole

Hleb Fabregas Gilberto Ljungberg Pires


And the subs were: Almunia, Senderos, Clichy, Flamini, Reyes, Bergkamp and van Persie.

Considering we have the likes of Eduardo, Rosicky, Diaby and Nasri injured, the Gunners squad that travelled to Kiev for tonight’s game looks pretty good to me - Alumunia, Sagna, Fabregas, Toure, Gallas, RvP, Vela, Walcott, Denilson, Ramsey, Song, Wilshere, Djourou, Fabianski, Clichy, Adebayor, Bendtner and Eboue.

So my poll question is simple: is the Arsenal first team squad better or worse than the squad that reached the Champions League final three seasons ago?