Arsenal vs West Brom


'There's more rotation now as well so it's tougher to play every week.

The 36-year-old is expected to start the Baggies' Premier League meeting with the Gunners on Monday evening, marking his record 633rd Premier League game.

In his 19 years in the top flight Barry has already notched a number of records.

'It can be hard work sometimes thinking you've got to do yoga in the morning but you come away feeling much better, ready for training, ready for a game. It is a testament to Barry's longevity, adaptability and quality that he has lasted so long in the fast-paced, blood-and-thunder world of English football.

Barry credits his longevity to avoiding serious injury and to support from some now-retired former teammates. For him to play on until he was 40 and to keep his levels so high, he was someone you respected.

That's still not the case for Barry.

Barry has no plans to call it a day yet meaning he could be the first to reach 700 appearances
Barry has no plans to call it a day yet meaning he could be the first to reach 700 appearances

Many consider Giggs as the greatest player to have ever graced England's top-flight, having won 13 league titles for Manchester United during his 963 appearances for the club in all competitions. He had turned down a move to Liverpool to join City.

Set to face off on Monday night, it will be the first time Gibbs would have faced Arsenal in his career, having been at the club for 13 years - and former boss Wenger has commented on the occasion, saying: "It will unusual to see him in a different shirt because he is a player who has been educated here from a very young age".

Speaking on Sky Sports News on Friday morning, Higginbotham said: "West Brom had a poor result against Brighton when they got beaten 3-1". Tony Pulis has an experienced fullback that should add to the defensive stability of his side, but also provide going forward.

Barry has worn the captain's armband for England on several occasions among his 53 caps for his country.

"It'll probably be one at the end of the season for both parties", said Barry.

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