Date published: Saturday 12th October 2019 4:08
Legendary manager Arsene Wenger says his greatest title-winning side at Arsenal were the ‘Invincibles’.
The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving the Gunners in May 2018 after spending 22 years with the Premier League club.
Wenger won the Premier League title three times – triumphing in 1998, 2002 and 2004 – while in north London.
In 2004, Arsenal went the entire Premier League season without losing a match on their way to winning the title, with that team nicknamed the ‘Invincibles’.
“You would say the Invincibles – it’s an easy question to answer,” Wenger said when asked about which of his title-winning sides were the best.
“My dream was always to play a season without losing a game so I cannot go against that.
“But as well I must say I inherited a team of men when I came to Arsenal – this was the team that won in 98.
“Adams, Bould, Winterburn, Keown, Dixon that was the core of the team. It was branded Arsenal players who were ready to die for the club.
“You could go after the game in the fight in the corridors you would know they would not leave you alone – this was the type of players I had at the start.
“They were ready to go to war with you, you could be in the trenches with them.
“Afterwards the second generation of players who had as well exceptional charisma. We speak a lot about the first generation but the other defence of Lauren, Campbell, Toure and Ashley Cole were exceptional with Lehmann in goal- they were characters.
“At the end of the day when you look back you feel when you get that right – the personalities – you are ready to go anywhere in the world. These teams had charisma.”