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Thierry Henry, Robert Pires to Dennis Bergkamp – Who were Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ and where are they now?

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Thierry Henry, Robert Pires to Dennis Bergkamp – Who were Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ and where are they now?

Ritabrata Banerjee

Arsenal Invincibles

Goal takes a look at Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ who are the only team in the Premier League’s history to win the league title unbeaten…

  • England: Arsenal FC, Jens Lehmann 2005

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    Jens Lehmann – GK

    The German goalkeeper played at Arsenal in two stints, (2003-2008 and 2011). Other than Arsenal, he played for clubs like Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan. He retired from professional football in 2011.

    After retirement, he joined Arsenal as their goalkeeper coach in 2017 and stayed at the club for a year. In 2019 he joined Augsburg as their assistant coach an in 2020 he came a part of the advisory board of Hertha Berlin. In May 2021, he was removed from his role.

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    Lauren – DF

    The Cameroonian full-back played at Arsenal from 2000 to 2007. He then moved to Portsmouth in 2007 where he spent the next two seasons. In 2010, he announced his retirement from professional football after spending a season at Cordoba.

    Lauren is currently an Arsenal ambassador for the African continent.

  • Kolo Toure Arsenal Premier League

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    Kolo Toure – DF

    Toure played at Arsenal from 2002 to 2009. He later moved to Manchester City, Liverpool and Celtic. He retired from professional football in 2017. Immediately after retiring from football, Toure joined the coaching staff in Ivory Coast’s U23 side.

    In September 2017, he joined Brendan Rodgers’ coaching staff at Celtic and after Rodgers joined Leicester City in 2019, Toure followed him and joined the Premier League side’s coaching staff.

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    Sol Campbell – DF

    The English defender joined Arsenal in 2001 from rivals Tottenham Hotspur and spent five seasons at the club. He later played for Portsmouth and Notts County FC before returning to Arsenal for the second half of the 2009/10 season. He last played at Newcastle United before retiring from professional football in 2011.

    In 2017, Sol Campbell joined the Trinidad and Tobago national team as an assistant coach to Dennis Lawrence.  A year later he took over as the coach of Macclesfield Town. In October 2019, Campbell joined League One side Southen United where he worked as their head coach until June 2020.

  • Martin Keown | Arsenal

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    Martin Keown – DF

    The English central defender played at Arsenal in two stints, (1984-1986) and (1993-2004). Keown later played for Leicester City and Wembley and retired in 2005.

    After retirement, he joined the coaching staff of AFC Newbury. He also coached Oxford University Blues Football Team for a brief period in 2007.

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    Pascal Cygan – DF

    The French defender played at Arsenal from 2002 to 2006. He then moved to Villarreal and then to Cartagena from where he retired in 2011.

    He is currently an age-group coach at Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron.

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    Ashley Cole – DF

    After graduating from Arsenal’s youth system, Ashley Cole was promoted to the senior side in 1999. He remained at the club till 2006 after which he joined Chelsea where he spent the next eight seasons. 

    He also played for AS Roma and La Galaxy and in 2019 after spending six months with Derby County, Cole announced his retirement from professional football. In July 2021, the former England international was appointed as the assistant coach of Lee Carsley in the England U21 side. 

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    Gael Clichy – DF

    The French full-back played at Arsenal for eight seasons before moving to Manchester City in 2011. In 2017 he left the Cityzens to join Istanbul Basaksehir where spent three seasons. Since 2020, Clichy is playing for Swiss Super League side Servette FC.

  • Gilberto Silva | Arsenal

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    Gilberto Silva – MF

    The former Brazilian international joined Arsenal in 2002 and played for the next six seasons. He later played for Brazilian clubs like Panathinaikos, Gremio and Atletico Mineiro before retiring in 2013.

    Gilberto Silva joined Panathinaikos as their technical director in May 2016 but he left the job in December 2016. He runs a football consultancy business currently and represents Manchester United midfielder Fred.

  • Patrick Vieira, Arsenal

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    Patrick Vieira – MF

    The legendary French midfielder played at Arsenal for nine seasons between 1996 to 2005. He later played for Juventus, Inter Milan and finally retired at Manchester City.

    He was appointed as the manager of MLS side New York City FC where he worked for two seasons before taking over Ligue 1 side Nice as their head coach. In 2021, Patrick Vieira was unveiled as Crystal Palace’s new manager.

  • Edu | Arsenal

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    Edu – MF

    Brazilian midfielder Eduardo Gaspar joined Arsenal in 2001 and played at the club for four years after which he played for Valencia and Corinthians. He retired from professional football in 2010.

    After retirement, he worked as the Director of Football (DOF) at Corinthians. He was also a part of Carlos Queiroz’s coaching staff of the Iran national team at the 2014 World Cup. Since 2019, he is working as the technical director of the Arsenal senior team.

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    Ray Parlour – MF

    The English midfielder and an Arsenal academy product played at the club for 12 years after which he played at Middlesbrough and Hull City before retiring from professional football in 2007.

    Parlour has been seen in the role of a TV pundit recently.

  • Freddie Ljungberg | Arsenal

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    Freddie Ljungberg – MF

    The Swedish midfielder donned the Arsenal shirt for nine seasons between 1998 and 2007. Ljungberg later played for MLS side Chicago Fire and Scottish giants Celtic/ Like his former teammate Robert Pires, the midfielder retired after playing in the inaugural season of the ISL for Mumbai City FC.

    In his coaching career, Ljungberg worked with the Arsenal U15 and the U23 team as their head coach. He also worked at Wolfsburg as an assistant coach. In December 2019, he took over as the interim head coach of the Arsenal senior team after Unai Emery left the club. He worked as the club’s head coach until Mikel Arteta’s appointment in 2020. With Arteta taking over, Ljungberg rejoined his duty as the club’s first team coach.

    However, he left the club at the end of the 2019-20 season. 

  • Robert Pires Arsenal 09042005

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    Robert Pires – MF

    The French winger and Arsenal legend played at the North London club for six seasons from 2000 to 2006. He later played for Villarreal and Aston Villa. Pires retired from professional football after playing for FC Goa in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) season.

  • Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal Tottenham Premier League 24111996

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    Dennis Bergkamp – FW

    One of the greatest stars to have played for Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp played at Arsenal for 11 years. Earlier he had played for Inter Milan and Ajax. In 2006 he retired from professional football.

    Bergkamp worked as the assistant manager at Ajax from 2011 to 2017. Recently, he was coaching on a part-time voluntary basis at Dutch side Almere City.

  • Thierry Henry Arsenal 2004-05

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    Thierry Henry – FW

    A France and Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry had two stints with the Gunners, from 1999 to 2007 and a loan spell in 2012. He retired from professional football in 2014 after spending four seasons with MLS side New York Redbulls.

    After retirement, Henry joined the Belgium nation…

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