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Arsenal legend Lauren believes 'The Invincibles' of 2003/04 would win both the Premier League and the Champions League if they were playing today.
The former Cameroonian fullback, who won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups whilst at Highbury, is confident that Arsène Wenger's side would be just as good, if not better, than they were 17 years ago.
"If you add that team and the 20 years of experience in the division since, then I believe that team would be winning the Champions League," the 44 year old told BonusFinder. "In my time, we didn't have the experience in the Champions League because nowadays you are playing against the best players every game.
You take that invincible team along along with experience being picked up over the next 20 years, then it would be an unbelievable team. I'm sure we would win the Premier League and the Champions League for sure, there would be no doubt."
The Invincibles are considered to be one of the greatest teams of all time. Regaining the Premier League title with 26 wins and 12 draws from 38 games, they joined Preston North End as the only teams in the history of English football to go a whole season unbeaten, a feat that Lauren doubts will be repeated again.
"Who knows," he replied when asked whether we could see another invincible team in our lifetime. "Maybe one day but it will not be easy. Teams now are more prepared, more information and take the finer details before every match.
The managers are more prepared than before as well, there are more tools to improve your game and raise your levels. I think it's more difficult than it was in my time to do it, but you never know. It could happen."
Whilst unsure as to whether they would be as successful today, Lauren's former teammate Gilberto Silva has also been quick to praise The Invincibles, particularly their mentality
'There was a character in the team where we just thought about winning.'@gilbertosilva tells @piersmorgan what made his 'Invincible' Arsenal team unbeatable.
The Brazilian is launching a new fan engagement platform @tru_challenge as part of the @WebSummit. pic.twitter.com/Bae5HVW3Gk
- Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 2, 2020
"There was a character in the team where everyone just thought about winning," the Brazilian last year. "One important thing I always mention was that the year before we had so much frustration from losing that season to Manchester United.
It was really hard for us to accept because the mentality was to win all the games.
We were all winners so it was tough to accept. We came back the next season and managed that (winning the title)."
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