Fans joke England's Soccer Aid XI would beat Arsenal as Piers Morgan says Scholes, 46, would get in their midfield

FOOTBALL fans reckon England's Soccer Aid team can beat Premier League strugglers Arsenal at this moment in time.

The Gunners failed to score or pick up a point in their first three Prem games of the season, with pressure mounting on manager Mikel Arteta.


Arsenal lost to newly promoted Brentford, European champions Chelsea and Prem holders Manchester City in the opening weeks of the season.

Arteta's side have managed just one win this term, a 6-0 rout over West Brom's kids in the League Cup.

England's Soccer Aid XI – which lost 3-0 to a World XI – was made up of ex-professionals and celebrities.

Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Paul Scholes were among the Three Lions legends on display, with singer Olly Murs leading the team.

After seeing the XI, one fan tweeted: "England's Soccer Aid XI would beat Arsenal at the moment."

While Soccer Aid winner Piers Morgan tweeted: "I'd take Paul Scholes in Arsenal's current midfield."

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In fairness to Arsenal, two of the England players did appear in the EFL last term: Man Utd icon Wayne Rooney and Crawley Town reject Mark Wright.

But they were powerless to stop a World XI side that included legends Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf, Patrice Evra and Nigel De Jong.

Two second-half goals from Love Island favourite Kem Cetinay and a late strike from Lee Mack gave the World XI their third consecutive title.

It was an evening to forget for Liverpool legend Carragher, who was accused of kicking out at Cetinay in the charity match.

But the defender did manage to beat 100m world record holder Usain Bolt in a RACE to the ball, offering some consolation.

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