‘Downhill ever since’: Arsenal fans pine for the glory days as club commemorates 15th anniversary of Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles
- May 15, 2004 marked the day Arsenal completed the league season unbeaten
- Arsenal fans spent Wednesday reminiscing that great football achievement
- Some bemoan fact Arsenal have not won the league title since the 2004 triumph
Arsenal fans have spent Wednesday reminiscing on the anniversary of one of English football’s great recent achievements.
May 15, 2004 marked the day the Gunners completed the entire Premier League season unbeaten, beating Leicester 2-1 at Highbury to be crowned the ‘Invincibles’.
On the 15th anniversary, the club posted highlights of the win over Leicester to their Twitter page – sparking a wave of nostalgia in the replies.
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May 15, 2004 marked the day Arsenal completed the entire Premier League season unbeaten
🗓 #OnThisDay in 2004: The birth of the Invincibles 🏆 pic.twitter.com/8nYs8FuFj4
Some fans bemoan the fact that Arsenal have not won the league title since, claiming it has been ‘downhill ever since’.
Others expressed a desire to return to the days where a team featuring greats such as Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira proved far too strong for the rest of English football.
While the current Arsenal side have provided a Europa League final against Chelsea for their fans to look forward to, the ‘Invincibles’ gave Gunners supporters great memories for a lifetime.
Arsenal fans spent Wednesday reminiscing one of English football’s great achievements
Some fans bemoan the fact that Arsenal have not won the league title since the 2004 triumph
Others expressed a desire to return to the days where a team featuring Premier League greats
They completed season with a win thanks to Thierry Henry penalty and Patrick Vieira winner
They completed the 38-season with 26 wins and 12 draws, the final victory coming thanks to an Henry penalty and a Vieira winner, after Paul Dickov gave the relegated Foxes a shock lead.
Notably, however, even with that unbeaten record, Arsenal would not have won the Premier League this season.
They finished on 90 points, which would only have been good enough for third place, behind Manchester City and Liverpool on 98 and 97 respectively.
Neither City nor Liverpool avoided a league defeat last season however, meaning Gunners fans can continue to bask in the memories of a remarkable season.
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