The last time Arsenal won the Premier League title was in the 2003/2004 season, where we had very quality players that matched any team in the world. Our conquest of the League came on the backdrop of an unbeaten run in the League and our team was tagged as the invincibles.
The same invincibles team reached the final of the Champions League for the first time in Arsenal’s history the following season.
Former Arsenal Invincibles Captain Patrick Veira has ruled out Arsenal in the title race unless a drastic measure is taken in the remaining days of the transfer market.
Vieira fears that Wenger’s current charges lack the authority to match the audacity of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and company.
“In our generation we had some fantastic players with the ball but the majority of the players were quite physically strong,” Vieira said. “We had Dennis Bergkamp, who had the flair, and Thierry Henry who could finish and had so much power, but also players who were athletic with the physical aspect like Sol Campbell, some really strong personalities with Jens Lehmann, David Seaman or the back four.
“You had this Arsenal Invincibles which was quite like the French national team when we won the World Cup in 1998, when we had physical players, players with flair, players with pace, it was quite similar of that team.
“Now when I watch the Arsenal I will enjoy watching them play, they play some of the best football in the league.
“But I have a feeling that they are missing something and this something is the physical presence, the personality.
“This last five, six years Arsenal went more with this type of mobile, technical players who are completely different.
“Arsenal are always going to be one of the teams who can win the title because of the way they play but at the same time they will be disappointed losing games they should win.”