Twitter Thread Explains Why Arsenal's 'Invincibles' Season Is The 'Most Overrated Achievement'
A controversial Twitter thread has detailed why Arsenal's 'Invincibles' season is the 'most overrated achievement in English football'.
The Gunners won the Premier League title in the 2003/2004 not losing a single one of their 38 Premier League games.
They've gone down as one English football's great teams, but Twitter user @NathanLUFC_ has detailed why they shouldn't be.
Why the Arsenal "Invincibles Season" in 03/04 is the most overrated achievement in English football.- (@NathanLUFC__) February 25, 2019
RTs / likes appreciated. pic.twitter.com/PRRjlvyPUb
The first thing pointed out is that the 'Invincible' season only saw Arsene Wenger's side win 90 points.
Arsenal won 26 games and drew 12 to reach 90 points, but that point haul has been beaten six times since then.
Arsenal went a whole Premier League season without losing. Wow. They will have the record amount of points then, right?- (@NathanLUFC__) February 25, 2019
Nope, Man United got 91 points in 99/00... Chelsea got 91 in 05/06, 93 in 16/17 and 95 in 04/05... And Man City got 100 in 17/18..
"Invincibles" only got 90.
Manchester City's 'Centurions' of the 2017/2018 season also have the record for most goals in a Premier League season, netting 106 times.
Arsenal, meanwhile, scored 73 goals.
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Arsenal fans often pull out "The Invincibles" whenever they get the chance to, but they won't tell you that they amassed 12 draws that season, quite a lot...- (@NathanLUFC__) February 25, 2019
Compare that to Man City's "Centurions" who scored more goals, more points, more wins.
Centurions >> "The Invincibles"
Their performance in other tournaments that year is also brought up, with losses to Manchester United, Middlesbrough and Chelsea in the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League respectively.
Arsenal fanboys are quick to celebrate the "Golden Prem" but how did they get on in the other competitions?- (@NathanLUFC__) February 25, 2019
• Lost 1-0 to Man United in FA Cup
• Slapped by Steve McClaren's Middlesbrough 3-1 in League Cup
• Lost 3-2 to Chelsea to a Wayne Bridge goal
They kept that quiet... pic.twitter.com/fGC8pMqWKL
Thierry Henry is also used as an example of the Gunners being a 'one man team' thanks to his 54% goal involvement.
"The Invincibles wasn't a 1 man team" I constantly hear.- (@NathanLUFC__) February 25, 2019
Well firstly, Thierry Henry was involved in over 54% of your goals.
Secondly, Henry only missed 1 game that season, away to 15th placed Leicester City, let's see how they got on...
Leicester 1-1 Arsenal.
If the invincibles was so good, then answer me this: why have Man City's centurions bettered all of their records?- (@NathanLUFC__) February 25, 2019
Centurions > Invincibles
End of thread x pic.twitter.com/fDjjTwMP1a
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