Any true football fan knows the Invincibles. They were the Arsenal team of 2003/2004 who were not beaten in a season of 36 games. The team went unbeaten in 49 matches. But what earned them this particular name, and how did it happen?
Great Invincibles Manager
Arsenal may currently be experiencing EPL trophy doubt such that new football fans may not be able to relate this club to the undefeated and unbeatable team of the 2003/2004 season. The manager of the Invincibles was Arsene Wenger. Having won the last game against Leicester, Wenger was labelled as the most astute football manager in the world. He revolutionised the entire PL division by introducing new dieting, training, and fitness regimes. This was a manager who wanted the best from his players and the whole of his footballing staff. You can easily compliment the Frenchman by saying that he was the first true equal of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Indeed, an Invincible Team of Out of This World Players
Ultimately, no team can go undefeated with average players. In essence, you need the best of the best to impose such a fantastic record in the history of the competition. Lining up in a 4-4-2, or sometimes, 4-2-3-1 formation, this was a combination of attacking and defensive genius. The likes of Thierry Henry, Patrice Viera, Gilberto, and Dennis Bergkamp, not to mention the legendary Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg, were at their peak. The defence also played a massive role in lifting the trophy. The dynamic fullback duo of Lauren and Ashley Cole were a mix of intelligence and athleticism, running down their flanks as robots. And the perfect pairing of Kolo Toure and Sol Campbell was simply unbeatable. In goal, Jens Lehman was international by all standards. It’s an understatement to say that the Invincibles were outstanding defensively and conceded only 26 goals.
Kudos to the Arsenal team of 2003/2004; they’re one of the best ever EPL sides.