It seems a long time ago now that Arsene Wenger produced an Arsenal team with club legends like Vieira, Henry, Pires, Campbell, Ljungberg and Bergkamp, and led us to the Premier League title without losing a single EPL game. It is hard to believe that was the last time Arsenal were crowned champions, but as much as we have struggled to build another side that good, their achievement has never been matched by any of our Premier League rivals.
And despite the likes of Chelsea, Man City and now Man United spending ridiculous sums of money on transfer fees and wages, they never will. At least that is what the Man City star Yaya Toure has declared in an interview reported by the Evening Standard.
The Ivory Coast international was speaking after he was unable to help his Man City side lose their 100 percent EPL record and join Arsenal and Liverpool in losing at home to the West Ham side under the new management of Slaven Bilic. While the Hammers have played well and got their tactics spot on for these big away games, Toure thinks that is symptomatic of what can happen in the Premier League these days.
The massive TV money has led to all of the clubs in the league being able to spend big money and bring top quality players to England and that is why Toure says that no club will ever be able to repeat what the Arsenal invincibles did.
He said, “The Premier League is always improving and you see how the big clubs invest in players for a lot of money and this sequence in football – the Invincibles – it will never happen again in the Premier League.
“All the teams are spending money, buying big players. Like West Ham, even Leicester, Stoke spending on players from Barcelona. You can understand how the Premier League is so competitive because all the players want to come to England and want to improve, and want to play well. It’s difficult, the Premier League.”
It certainly is Yaya, but when you consider that Chelsea did not lose a game until December last year and then only three games, is it really believable that no team will ever match the Arsenal achievement?