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Arsenal’s Invincibles are the Best Premier League Team of All Time

By on September 26, 2019

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The English Premier League (EPL) is among the most competitive football league’s in the world with several English teams battling for the title each season. North London outfit Arsenal have become one of the super-powers in the EPL having won three league titles and eight FA Cups over the past 20 years. This season, Betway – who offer a variety of betting markets to football fans – have Arsenal as 66/1 to lift the Premier League. That’s huge odds for a club that once went unbeaten throughout an entire campaign, with Arsenal’s Invincibles going 49 games unbeaten after winning the title in the 2003/2004 Premier League season. Read on to learn more about this great side….

The 2003/2004 Premier League Season

Wenger managed the Gunners from 1996 to 2018 but undoubtedly his best period came between 2001 and 2004.  The Frenchman was determined to turn Arsenal into the dominant team in England and 2002 was when the invincibles began to take shape.  Arsenal defeated Leeds United 4-1 in September 2002 with a scintillating performance and we went on to score 47 goals in consecutive home matches.

We were unbeaten in 30 games during the 2002/2003 season before Everton and Wayne Rooney scored a last-minute goal to end the run. Arsenal still sat top of the table in March 2003 before losing to Manchester United – who went on to claim the title in a thrilling title race. The Gunners didn’t end the season empty handed as we won the FA Cup with victory over Southampton. Arsenal didn’t lose any away game during the 2002/2003 Premier League season and this gave Wenger belief that they could take the next step and go unbeaten throughout the entire campaign.

Arsene Wenger added Gael Clichy, Philipe Senderos, and Jens Lehmann to strengthen his squad in the summer. We had a small transfer budget during the 2003 window compared to that of Chelsea and Manchester United. By then, the club was building the Emirates which caused many financial constraints, but Wenger worked his magic. Punters who place Betway English Premier League bets wouldn’t have predicted it, but Wenger was putting the finishing touches on his invincible squad.

During the 2003/2004 season Arsenal struggled in the cup competitions as we were knocked out of the FA Cup by Man Utd and the League Cup by Middlesbrough, while we tasted heartache during a late loss to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. However, in the Premier League, Arsenal were faultless as a run of nine consecutive victories saw us open up a gap at the top of the table and we never looked back. Arsenal reclaimed the 2003/2004 Premier League title without losing a single game – winning 26 matches and drawing 12 – becoming the first side to go unbeaten in the Premier League and forever stamp our mark on history.

Arsenal’s Invincibles’ Squad

The invincibles were arguably the most talented and well-balanced squad ever assembled. Lehmann was imperious between the sticks and was certainly helped by a superb defence consisting of Ashley Cole, Kolo Toure, Solo Campbell, and Lauren.

Patrick Vieira and Gilberto dominated the midfield with a perfect combination of power and skill while Roberto Pires and Freddie Ljungberg were two of the best goal-scoring wingers to ever play in the Premier League.

However, the difference may have been up front as Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp were simply unplayable at times. The complemented each-other beautifully and will go down as one of the best strike partnerships ever.

Arsenal remain a top club in England but we’re a long way from being the side we were during the 2003/2004 season and I’m not sure we’ll ever see another team go unbeaten like that. However, if you disagree, you can bet on pretty-much anything at Betway.

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