It may be over a decade since Arsenal last lifted the Premier League trophy, in fact it is now 13 years and counting, but when the Gunners did last become champions of England we did it in some style. Some people think that Arsenal’s success in winning the trophy without losing a single league game over the course of the season will never be matched, but you can never say never.
Although modern football and the EPl in particular is tougher than ever, with the money available to every club in the division making an upset possible at any time and even one like the unfancied Leicester City winning the title, there is always the possibility that one club could match our invincibles of the 2003-04 campaign.
That would be a blow for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger, as it is still a remarkable feat that only Arsenal have achieved in the post war era, and so it is not something we want to share with anyone else. Perhaps the boss can get this across to his current players to get them fired up for the game away to Man City tomorrow, because Pep Guardiola has them looking ominously unbeatable this season.
A few years ago Chelsea went a large part of the season unbeaten and people started to talk about them doing the whole thing, but then Newcastle did Arsenal a favour by beating them in December and they ended up with three defeats. This time with Man City we might have to do ourselves that favour in order to preserve the unique achievement of Wenger and the likes of Henry 13 years ago, so will this give the Gunners an extra boost in tomorrow’s big game?