So many memories will forever stay in the supporters’ minds and so many moments have been written in football’s history books from Arsenal’s time in the Premier League.
The Gunners are synonymous with English football’s top division, and are always fighting at the upper end of the table. Since the arrival of Arsene Wenger way back before the year 2000, the north Londoners have really cemented themselves as one of the nation’s elite clubs, which has been reflected by the number of top players to have pulled on the iconic red and white kersey on a weekly basis.
With great players come great moments, and here is our selection of the FIVE best Arsenal Premier League moments.
Arsenal set a new unbeaten league record between May 2003 and October 2004 by winning 36 matches and drawing 13 in 49 consecutive matches. The previous record was held by Nottingham Forest, who won 42 consecutive games between 1977 and 1978. It is a wonderful memory that will never be forgotten.
Arsenal claimed the Premier League title after drawing 2-2 against rivals Spurs at White Hart Lane thanks to a wonderful goal from the captain Patrick Vieira and an easy finish from Robert Pirès. For any Arsenal fan, it just doesn’t get any better than that.
Sylvain Wiltord may not be as talked-about as a Vieira or an Henry, but he certainly contributed to Arsenal’s history several times. After a 2-0 win against Chelsea to win the FA Cup, Arsenal only needed to draw to secure the Premier League title and the third Double in Arsenal’s history. After a counter attack led by Ljungberg and Henry, Wiltord scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Thierry Henry is certainly the best striker Arsenal have ever had and Ian Wright’s 185-goals record didn’t stand for too long. On October 18, 2005, the Arsenal legend scored a double against Sparta Prague in the Champions League and broke his friend’s record that had stood for 8 years and 35 days.
In only his second season as Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger was already capable of winning the title for the first time with the Gunners. They needed 3 points in their last remaining 3 games to lift the trophy. On May 3, 1998, at Highbury, Arsenal hosted Everton. Thanks to an own goal from Stevan Bilic, a double from Overmars and a last-minute goal from the captain, Adams, Arsenal were champions of the 1997/1998 Premier League.