Over 16 years on from THAT Premier League campaign, the Arsenal Invincibles are still widely regarded as one of the best teams in Premier League history.

The Gunners lifted the Premier League title for the third time in 2003/04, having avoided defeat for the entire league season. You'd have got good Premier League betting odds on that at the start of the campaign...

Arsenal recorded 26 wins, 12 draws and no defeats to become only the second side to go an entire top-flight English league campaign without defeat.

Arsenal Invincibles Facts:

Liverpool threatened to eclipse the Arsenal Invincibles in 2019/20 but Jurgen Klopp’s side fell short after 44 Premier League matches unbeaten.

Here, we look at some of the most impressive Arsenal Invincibles statistics. From their total points acquired during the 49-match streak to the Arsenal Invincibles player records, we’ve got you covered.

Arsenal Invincibles – Points Record:

Record:
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
Home
25
20
5
0
63
21
Away
24
16
8
0
49
14
Overall
49
36
13
0
112
35

The Invincibles recorded a colossal 121 points during their 49-match Premier League unbeaten run, with closest rivals Chelsea notching 105 during the same period.

A regular choice in Premier League expert picks, the Arsenal Invincibles were favoured almost every time they took to the pitch. To this day, their achievements have yet to be matched.

Arsenal Invincibles - Results:

  1. Arsenal 6-1 Southampton (7th May 2003)
  2. Sunderland 0-4 Arsenal (11th May 2003)
  3. Arsenal 2-1 Everton (15th August 2003)
  4. Middlesbrough 0-4 Arsenal (24th August 2003)
  5. Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa (27th August 2003)
  6. Manchester City 1-2 Arsenal (31st August 2003)
  7. Arsenal 1-1 Portsmouth (13th September 2003)
  8. Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal (21st September 2003)
  9. Arsenal 3-2 Newcastle United (26th September 2003)
  10. Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal (4th October 2003)
  11. Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (18th October 2003)
  12. Charlton Athletic 1-1 Arsenal (26th October 2003)
  13. Leeds United 1-4 Arsenal (1st November 2003)
  14. Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (8th November 2003)
  15. Birmingham City 0-3 Arsenal (22nd November 2003)
  16. Arsenal 0-0 Fulham (30th November 2003)
  17. Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal (6th December 2003)
  18. Arsenal 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (14th December 2003)
  19. Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Arsenal (20th December 2003)
  20. Arsenal 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (26th December 2003)
  21. Southampton 0-1 Arsenal (29th December 2003)
  22. Everton 1-1 Arsenal (7th January 2004)
  23. Arsenal 4-1 Middlesbrough (10th January 2004)
  24. Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal (18th January 2004)
  25. Arsenal 2-0 Manchester City (1st February 2004)
  26. Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Arsenal (7th February 2004)
  27. Arsenal 2-0 Southampton (10th February 2004)
  28. Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal (21st February 2004)
  29. Arsenal 2-1 Charlton Athletic (28th February 2004)
  30. Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Arsenal (13th March 2004)
  31. Arsenal 2-1 Bolton Wanderers (20th March 2004)
  32. Arsenal 1-1 Manchester United (28th March 2004)
  33. Arsenal 4-2 Liverpool (9th April 2004)
  34. Newcastle United 0-0 Arsenal (11th April 2004)
  35. Arsenal 5-0 Leeds United (16th April 2004)
  36. Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal (25th April 2004)
  37. Arsenal 0-0 Birmingham City (1st May 2004)
  38. Portsmouth 1-1 Arsenal (4th May 2004)
  39. Fulham 0-1 Arsenal (9th May 2004)
  40. Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City (15th May 2004)
  41. Everton 1-4 Arsenal (15th August 2004)
  42. Arsenal 5-3 Middlesbrough (22nd August 2004)
  43. Arsenal 3-0 Blackburn Rovers (25th August 2004)
  44. Norwich City 1-4 Arsenal (28th August 2004)
  45. Fulham 0-3 Arsenal (11th September 2004)
  46. Arsenal 2-2 Bolton Wanderers (18th September 2004)
  47. Manchester City 0-1 Arsenal (25th September 2004)
  48. Arsenal 4-0 Charlton Athletic (2nd October 2004)
  49. Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa (16th October 2004)

Arsenal Invincibles Squad:

A total of 33 players featured for the Arsenal Invincibles during their unbeaten run or 49 Premier League games, with Thierry Henry playing in all but one of those matches.

Full List Of Arsenal Invincibles Appearances:

  1. Thierry Henry – 48 matches
  2. Kolo Toure – 48 matches
  3. Jens Lehmann – 47 matches
  4. Robert Pires – 45 matches
  5. Lauren – 41 matches
  6. Gilberto Silva – 39 matches
  7. Freddie Ljungberg – 39 matches
  8. Dennis Bergkamp – 39 matches
  9. Sol Campbell – 38 matches
  10. Ashley Cole – 35 matches
  11. Patrick Vieira – 34 matches
  12. Edu – 33 matches
  13. Ray Parlour – 27 matches
  14. Pascal Cygan – 23 matches
  15. Jos Antonio Reyes – 22 matches
  16. Gael Clichy – 16 matches
  17. Sylvain Wiltord – 12 matches
  18. Nwankwo Kanu – 12 matches
  19. Martin Keown – 10 matches
  20. Jeremie Aliadiere – 10 matches
  21. Cesc Fabregas – 8 matches
  22. Jermaine Pennant – 7 matches
  23. Mathieu Flamini – 5 matches
  24. Justin Hoyte – 3 matches
  25. Robin van Persie – 3 matches
  26. Oleg Luzhny – 2 matches
  27. Igor Stepanovs – 2 matches
  28. Giovanni van Bronckhorst – 2 matches
  29. David Bentley – 1 match
  30. Ryan Garry – 1 match
  31. David Seaman – 1 match
  32. Stuart Taylor – 1 match
  33. Stathis Tavlaridis – 1 match

Arsenal Invincibles – Goals:

The Arsenal Invincibles scored 112 goals during their 49-match unbeaten run, 31 more than Chelsea (81).

Unsurprisingly, Thierry Henry (39) was Arsenal’s top goal scorer during the Invincibles era, with Robert Pires (24) and Freddie Ljungberg (10) also contributing on a regular basis.

Arsenal’s Invincibles failed to score against just four Premier League clubs: Birmingham City, Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester United.

List Of Arsenal Invincibles Goal Scorers:

  • Thierry Henry – 39
  • Robert Pires – 23
  • Freddie Ljungberg – 10
  • Jose Antonio Reyes – 8
  • Dennis Bergkamp – 7
  • Own goals – 5
  • Gilberto Silva – 4
  • Jermaine Pennant, Patrick Vieira, Sylvain Wiltord – 3
  • Edu – 2
  • Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, Cec Fabregas, Nwankwo Kanu, Kolo Toure – 1

Arsenal Invincibles – Scorelines:

The Arsenal Invincibles recorded 15 different Premier League scorelines during their 49-game unbeaten run. You can see a full list of Arsenal Invincibles results below:

  • 6-1 (one win)
  • 5-3 (one win)
  • 5-0 (one win)
  • 4-2 (one win)
  • 4-1 (four wins)
  • 4-0 (three wins)
  • 3-2 (one win)
  • 3-1 (two wins)
  • 3-0 (four wins)
  • 2-2 (two draws)
  • 2-1 (10 wins)
  • 2-0 (four wins)
  • 1-1 (seven draws)
  • 1-0 (four wins)
  • 0-0 (four draws)

10 of Arsenal's 36 wins finished 2-1 while the Arsenal Invincibles' largest margin of victory was five goals - a feat they managed on two separate occasions, once in a 6-1 victory over Southampton and the other in a 5-0 triumph against Leeds United.

Arsenal Invincibles – FAQs:

  • How Many Points Did Arsenal Invincibles Get?

The Invincibles claimed an incredible 121 points during their unbeaten run – 16 more than closest rivals Chelsea (105) in the same period.

In addition, Arsenal earned at least double the number of points as five other ever-present Premier League clubs throughout their unbeaten run.

  • Who Ended Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run?

Manchester United. The Red Devils claimed a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford in October 2004 to end the Gunners’ 49-match unbeaten run.

  • What Was Arsenal Invincibles’ Biggest Win?

Arsenal’s biggest win came at the start of their 39-match unbeaten run, with the Gunners recording a 6-1 victory over Southampton in May 2003.

  • How Many Players Scored Against Arsenal Invincibles?

32 different players scored a Premier League goal against the Arsenal Invincibles.

Tomasz Radzinski and Henrik Pedersen are the only players to score more than once against the Gunners during their 49-game unbeaten run.

  • Are The Arsenal Invincibles The Best Premier League Team?

Without a doubt, the Arsenal Invincibles enjoyed one of the best seasons in Premier League history.

However, the debate on the best Premier League team of all-time is still up in the air, with Manchester United's 1998/99 treble-winning team and Manchester City's "centurions" challenging the Gunners.

  • Who Was Manager Of The Arsenal Invincibles?

Arsene Wenger was the Arsenal manager during the Invincibles era. The Frenchman took charge of the Gunners in 1996 and stayed at the club until 2018.

  • Is Arsenal The Only Team To Go Undefeated?

As of the 2020/21 season, the Arsenal Invincibles are the only Premier League team to go an entire campaign without defeat.


*Credit for the main photo belongs to Frank Augstein / AP Photo*

 

FIRST PUBLISHED: 29th October 2020

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