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Chelsea man reveals he feared facing Arsenal

11:40 14 October 2013

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Chelsea's Mark Schwarzer. Picture: David Davies/PA

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Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer says the old Arsenal sides featuring the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were the best opponents he has ever played against.

Veteran keeper Schwarzer, 41, has been in the Premier League since his arrival at Middlesbrough in 1997, and the former Fulham man says no team have made his life tougher than Arsenal.

Asked to name the best opponent he has faced, Schwarzer said on Chelsea’s official website: “I would have to say Arsenal when they had players such as [Thierry] Henry, [Dennis] Bergkamp, [Robert] Pires and [Marc] Overmars.

“They also had such a good defence with the likes of Tony Adams and [Martin] Keown, as well as David Seaman in goal.

“Ray Parlour was also in that side and I played with him later on at Middlesbrough.

“They had a phenomenal team and there were players like Kanu on the bench who would also come on and weave his magic, so that’s probably the best side I’ve played against.”

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