Arsene Wenger will have a lovely warm spot inside him tonight as he can now relax and revel in the fact that the Arsenal team of 2003-04 and the remarkable achievement of winning the Premier League trophy without suffering a single defeat will not be matched, at least not this season.
Every Arsenal fans in the world was a die hard Geordie for 90 minutes today, or 96 minutes if you add on the ridiculous amount of injury time that gave Chelsea the chance to grab a late equalizer against 10 men. That invincibles record is very important to Wenger and Arsenal and may be the greatest thing to happen to the Gunners at any time, never mind in the time under the Frenchman’s management.
PLus, the worst possible team to equal our record would have been Chelsea. Actually any team under the control of Jose Mourinho, the man who has never showed our manager the respect he deserves and took his disrespect to a whole new level last season with the specialist in failure jibe.
You just know the Portuguese pillock would have milked the fact that he had matched Wenger’s feat but now that record is safe for another year. The other reason Wenger has to thank Newcastle is for the way they stuck with Alan Pardew despite the fans’ fury and protests. And they hae been proved right to do so, which should at least give the Arsenal fans who want Wenger out a few reasons to think again.