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Barry thinks the major change during his time in football is the increased speed

Barry thinks the major change during his time in football is the increased speed

He added: "We were interested in him yes, when he moved from Aston Villa to Manchester City".

The two time Premier League victor is set to surpass Ryan Giggs' 633 league games - it will be a new record.

In his 19 years in the top flight Barry has already notched a number of records. "When I hit 500, you're thinking you're coming to the end of your career". Sanchez could have played if he was 100 per cent fit at the start'.

Barry credits his longevity to avoiding serious injury and to support from some now-retired former teammates.

"No. Once the transfer period is over, you focus on your squad and your players". A possible crossroads, if you like, where things could go backwards, sideways, or hopefully onwards after a slow and shaky start.

That is still not the case for Barry.

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Nacho Monreal was the manager's preferred choice at left-back and this summer the club signed Sead Kolasinac, who plays at left wing back. He's not the flashiest player in the Premier League but would've provided some much-needed stability to a midfield which featured Denilson and Alex Song.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Gareth Barry says that he has "massive respect" for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who twice tried to sign him.

Tony Pulis' side beat Arsene Wenger's men last time they met so will be confident of causing another upset.

'But I made a decision to embrace it and have seen the benefits even when you have to take the banter from the lads when they're on the exercise bikes.

"No one has said, 'What are you doing still playing?'" the 36-year-old Barry said. Globally, however, the most vivid image of Barry in an England jersey was in 2010 when he trailed in the wake of Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Germany's final goal in its 4-1 win in the round of 16 at the World Cup. "It's a fantastic life I've been living - let's keep it going. Whether it will stay around for long I don't know", he said.

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