It has been over 12 years now since Arsene Wenger and that incredible and invincible Arsenal team lifted the Premier League trophy after doing what almost everyone said was impossible and completing the Premier League season without a single defeat.
Coincidentally enough that unbeaten run gave the Gunners beat the record previously held by the team that we are about to play in the ELF cup, the Nottingham Forest side managed by the duo of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, who also achieved that double European Cup success that is unlikely to ever be matched, at least by a club of a similar size.
Many football experts feel that the achievement of the Arsenal invincibles is another one that will never be repeated and I agree, but Arsenal fans would be happy with the title winning part right now, as we have not really come close in the intervening years.
If this season is to be the one to end our long wait, perhaps it will be thanks to the inspiration that the current playing squad get from the return of some of those invincibles, as suggested by Laurent Koscielny in an Arsenal.com report in which he talks about one of those Arsenal legends Kolo Toure.
The French defender said, “The Invincibles were amazing for Arsenal. They had an amazing season and there are a lot of French, like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and some good centre backs like Kolo Toure in there.
“I have the same career like him. He came here, nobody knew him and he became a very good centre back for the Arsenal and he had an amazing career in England.
“He is strong, he likes duels, aerial duels or on the floor, one against ones and he did a very good job for Arsenal.”
Toure will be just one of many members of that invincibles squad that will face some former legends of Milan at the Emirates this weekend and if I was Arsene Wenger I would be telling the current crop of Gunners to spend as much time as possible with them and to try to get a sense of what happened that season and how it happened.
Do you think that the return of the invincibles could be the catalyst for Arsenal finally regaining the title we last one that year?
Your article is too absurd Bob. Inspire things can be from anything. You can’t call it “inspire” if it isn’t motivate you enough. Our men and AW need to dig deep their selves to find their truth motivation within. That’s what happen to Leicester last year. Forever fearless, how come a club like us can’t find those right motivation in this twelve years?!
Many good pieces of football business finally happening. Good new signings and little-used players getting loan opportunities, etc. This is all positive.
There are only a couple of items of football business that are still concerning to me.
1. Debuchy does not want to stay with Arsenal as a backup. That is never good.
2. Gnabry: Why would Wenger get rid of him when he is playing so well and other unused Gunners are getting loan chances. I think it is short-sighted to let him go unless there is a massive transfer fee involved.
It was reported that gnabry was offered a new deal but Bremen is offering a better one and gnabry wants to leave for regular football
I think that gnabry’s contract runs out in summer 2017, so we either sign a new contract with him or sell.
Pascal Cygan is playing – arsenal legend? Lol!
Yeah I’m well motivated.