Carlo Ancelotti- While both the managers have been around for quite some time, Ancelotti’s European achievements undeniably makes him a must have in the competition. To top that, the Italian boss has managed some European heavyweights over the years, unlike the Wenger.
Manuel Neuer- This pick could hardly be argued. Since his move from Schalke in 2011, he has been unparalleled under the bar and if compared to Arsenal’s David Ospina, the German is miles ahead in his trade.
David Alaba- Perhaps, the most reliable player for Carlo Ancelotti in such a star-studded Bayern Munich side. The Australian full back’s no nonsense defending and brilliant vision of the game makes him one of the cherished player in Europe.
Laurent Koscielny- If compared to Munich’s Javi Martinez, the Arsenal skipper has been a tremendous presence at the back and partnered alongside new recruit Shkodran Mustafi, his impact is more felt by the team.
Matts Hummels- The German centre-half has been one of the best things that have happened to Bayern this season. He has been Ancelotti’s first choice since his move from Dortmund last summer and his ability to read the game enables him to make repeated interceptions.
Hector Bellerin- Taking nothing away from Bayern and Germany legend Phillip Lahm who undoubtedly retains his qualities. Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin just might overtake him for that position with his blistering pace down that flank. Although quite young, the Spanish international has shown great maturity that belies his age and knows when to release himself.