Five Most Iconic Moments in Arsenal History

By on January 5, 2024

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Arsenal’s fans have gone through a rough patch over the last two decades. Seasons of disappointments passed one after another, including the most recent one when the Gunners blew away a solid lead on Manchester City in the battle for the 2022/23 Premier League silverware.

Mikel Arteta’s troops are once again the main contenders for the 2023/24 title, especially with Man City’s downfall in the first half of the campaign. As we hope to see the Gunners finally ending a lengthy pause without Premier League silverware this year, it is a great time to recall some of the most iconic moments in the team’s history. With the help of bettingtips4you.com, we have done a survey amongst 1,500 Arsenal fans to find out the most iconic moments in Arsenal history and below we have presented some of the results.

The exact order in the list may be distinct for some fans (for subjective reasons) but here are our top five legendary moments no Arsenal fan will ever forget.

5 – A Historic Win at the Santiago Bernabeu

Injury-crippled Arsenal visited Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League R16 tie in February 2006. They traveled to the Spanish capital without eight first-team players as Arsene Wenger was forced into making some serious compensation, including sending midfielder Mathieu Flamini to the left back.

Also, Real Madrid had not been defeated by any English team before Arsenal’s visit in 2006. We all remember Wenger’s famous worth “belief” in the approach to the game against the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Raul, and company. Indeed, the Gunners believed and eventually got the win thanks to Thierry Henry’s wonderful goal just after the half-time break. Wenger’s men went on to advance to the quarterfinal after holding Los Galacticos to a goalless draw in the return leg at Highbury.

4 – Henry Becomes Arsenal’s Top Scorer in Prague  

Not many fans expected any player to break Ian Wright’s goal-scoring record for a long time, let alone in the following decade. They especially did not expect it from Thierry Henry who arrived in London as a winger in 1999. Six years later, Thierry bagged his 186th goal in his 303rd appearance for the Gunners.

He did it after coming on from the bench to replace injured Jose Antonio Reyes 15 minutes into the game, netting twice on the occasion.

3 – The Move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium

While it may not be the happiest moment in the team’s history, the move from Highbury to Emirates was certainly one of the most important events in Arsenal’s history. The club decided to move a step up in November 1999, sharing the idea of a new stadium located at Ashburton Grove.

The construction started in February 2004 and the first game was played in July 2006 on Dennis Bergkamp’s testimonial. The venue was sold out for every match in the inaugural season. The Emirates is now known as one of the most beautiful football stadiums on the planet.

2 – Thomas Clinches Title at Anfield

The finish to the 1988/89 English top-flight season was a spectacular one. We can still all remember the famous commentary from Brian Moore who made the whole occasion more special with his magical words. Arsenal needed to beat Liverpool by at least two goals away at Anfield to seal the title after unexpected back-to-back home slip-ups against Derby County and Wimbledon.

Arsenal got an early lead but then missed numerous chances, but they were destined to make it count at Anfield as Michael Thomas sent the ball past Liverpoo’s keeper at the death of the game to secure the much-wanted title for the Gunners.

1 – “Invincibles” Lock Title in North London Derby

We all know everything about the amazing 2004 “Invincibles” campaign. Its most iconic moment came in Gameweek 34 when an unbeaten Arsenal side needed a point at White Hart Lane to secure the Premier League title with four games to spare.

The fact they did it against the bitterest of rivals made it all ten times more special. The Gunners wasted a two-goal lead at White Hart Lane but a point from a 2-2 stalemate was enough for the title. “We won the league at White Hart Lane” was the chant that destroyed Tottenham fans. We find it ideal for the end of this article.