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November 8, 2011 / benwolfson08

Remembering the Invincibles

After reading this article today I burst out laughing. Yaya Toure, an Ivorian midfielder said he wants his team to emulate the Arsenal team of 2003-04. For those of you who don’t know that team that Arsenal fielded is considered the best in English footballing history, perhaps the greatest team in the world history.

In the 38 games of the 2003-04 season, Arsenal won 26, while drawing in 12 and became the only top-flight club to end a season unbeaten.

The Invincibles streak hit 49 games Premier League matches without a defeat

On the season, Manchester City are leading the league and have 10 wins with one draw. Newcastle is still unbeaten as well with seven wins and four draws.

However, this article compares the two teams and suggesting some of Manchester City’s players like Sergio Aguero are better than Dennis Bergkamp is insulting and ludicrous.

Since purchasing Manchester City in September 2008, Sheikh Mansour has poured in over £1 billion to upgrade the team.

A nice comparison is that the entire starting XI of the Invincibles cost Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger £47.3, while City’s James Milner and David Silva cost £48 million total.

While Wenger has an eye for talent he can develop, City prefers to outbid other clubs for players. Their starting XI is like an all-star team. Despite having last year’s Golden Boot winner, Carlos Tevez, on the team they still went out and bought striker Sergio “Kun” Aguero from Atletico Madrid the past summer for £36 million.

Arsenal’s players had incredible chemistry and were developed under Wenger. Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas were both part of the Invincibles and are two of the better players in the world today.

French striker Thierry Henry is arguably Arsenal's greatest player, leading the club in scoring with 226 goals

Comparing Manchester City to Arsenal is a joke and shameful. The Invincibles had incredible chemistry and played a beautiful style of football under Wenger that no one will ever match, not to mention these players were bought and developed by Wenger and not just top-flight players that were purchased for obscene amounts.

The names Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Ashley Cole, Gilberto, Jens Lehmann, Lauren, Sol Campbell, Kolo Toure, and Fredrik Ljungberg will go down in history.

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