The Invincibles of the 2003-04 season are the first team in Premier League history to go undefeated for a complete season. It was their only title triumph in the competition, and the club has been on the decline ever since. The club’s failure to replace talented players who have retired or been sold is the key reason behind this.
Between the 1990s and the 2000s, the club had some of the best players in its history. On that note, these are the club’s five most talented players throughout its history.
- Dennis Bergkamp
Dennis Bergkamp is more than a football player. He is a legend. Bergkamp, along with Arsene Wenger, is the man most often recognized with changing Arsenal’s image. “Dull boring Arsenal” became the home of the most entertaining football in the Premier League under his visionary guidance. Bergkamp may not have wanted to fly, but he assisted Arsenal in reaching new heights. One of Arsenal skillful player.
- Patrick Vieira
Vieira won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup four times, and the double twice in his career. Vieira was also named to the Premier League PFA Team of the Year for six consecutive years (1999-2004), which is remarkable given the depth of the midfield position in which he played. Vieira, who is presently the Crystal Palace manager, was voted Premier League Player of the Season in 2001, making him one of only three French players to accomplish so, alongside former teammate Thierry Henry and Chelsea talisman N’Golo Kante.
- Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil is well-known for his delicacy on the field. The German midfielder possesses one of the best first touches in the game. The manner in which his time with the Gunners came to an end was regrettable. His Last season at the Club, he was dropped out of the main squad and left the club for free to join Fenerbahce in 2021. The left-footed player can move the ball around in tight situations as he sees fit and can create space where there is none.
- Thierry Henry
While playing for the Arsenal Invincibles, Henry was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004, as well as the Ballon d’Or the previous year. He was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice, FWA Footballer of the Year three times, and PFA Team of the Year six times. On one occasion, he was named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI, and five times to the UEFA Team of the Year. Henry and Alan Shearer were among the inaugural members of the Premier League Hall of Fame inducted in 2021.
- Nwanko Kanu
The Nigerian striker impressed with his feints, stepovers, and precise movement for a player of his stature (6 ft 6in). He lacked speed, which was arguably the only thing keeping him from being a true beast on the field. He is one of the few African players to win the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup, and an Olympic Gold Medal, yet he has been cri