The English Premier League 2019/2020 is currently on break due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has halt almost all sporting events. As the world continues to fight the global threat to human life, we advised everyone to maintain a highly hygienic style of life as the Premier League will probably resume in two weeks time.
As we await the return of the world’s most-watched football league, let’s take a quick glance at our club’s history wherein we have found some captivating five moments we would love to share with you.
The club, as we all know, have been in existence well over 100 years. Hence, they have so many great moments and memories as a club. However, we shall be limiting our list to just five special moments that many Arsenal fans won’t forget in a hurry. The top five greatest moments are:
1. The 2004-05 Invincible Season
It all happened during the 2004-05 season when Arsene Wenger’s men played 38 Premier League matches without a single defeat. They recorded 90 points from 12 draws and 26 victories to win the Premier League Title in style.
This is arguably the greatest moment in Arsenal’s history as it remains one of the football records that no team has equal nor broken. In fact, it remains unknown if there is any team that can achieve the same feat in many years to come.Manchester City (30 unbeaten league matches in 2017-18 season) and Liverpool ( 26 unbeaten league matches this season) came close to doing the unthinkable, but they both failed in their mission to match the record.
2. Winning 1988/89 Premier League Title In a Tension-soaked Game Against Liverpool
This is another memorable day Arsenal fans won’t forget in many years to come. The 1988-89 season was so competitive and intense that the winner would be decided after the last game of the season between Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Reds were at the summit of the League table with 76 points, while Arsenal were closely behind them with 73 points. Obviously, the Gunners needed a 2-0 victory over their arch-rival to beat the Merseyside club to the trophy.
The tension-soaked match began on a bright note for both sides, but it ended goalless after first half, but the Gunners opened the scoreline in the second half via Alan Smith’s wonderful goal.
With some minutes left to play, Arsenal who were in desperate need of the second goal put-in more pressure, which eventually paid off in the stoppage time as Michael Thomas found the back of Bruce Grobbelaar’s net.
George Graham’s men won the Title against all odds, including the hostile Liverpool fans. It was a day to remember in the club’s history.
3. Arsene Wenger’s Departure
There is an emotional feeling attached to leaving a place for the first time in 22 years, especially when you have no hope of returning to that place anytime soon. Leaving the Emirates stadium after 22 years at the helm of affairs is one event that ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger won’t forget in his entire life
Just as it is with the Frenchman, Arsenal fans will equally remember the last day of the 2017-2018 season when they gave the Frenchman a resounding farewell party. A hero certainly left the Emirates Stadium, and the club are still searching for his perfect replacement
4. 1997-98 Premier League And FA Cup Triumph
What made this feat a memorable one was the fact that it took Arsene Wenger less than a year to lead the club to another level of greatness. The Frenchman was signed into the club in 1996, and he lifted the League trophy and the FA Cup during the 1997-98 season in a remarkable fashion.
5. The Move To Emirates Stadium
If there is another moment Arsenal fans will cherish for long, that will be the day they left Highbury for the Emirates Stadium in 2006.The Gunners, who had earlier faced tough financial crises, managed to build a 60, 361-seater Stadium which was more deserving of a club that had won the League on many occasions.