Arsenal’s Invincibles challenge was inspired by Arsene Wenger’s father’s four-word reaction, according to Wenger.
In the first trailer for a new documentary on his life and career, the legendary Arsenal manager explains the aim he set for his team.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that his Arsenal Invincibles were given the task of remaining unbeaten as a result of his father’s stern counsel.
Between May 2003 and October 2004, Arsenal went 49 games without losing in the Premier League, winning their third and last league title under Wenger.
As a result, they became the first top-flight English team in over a century to go a whole season without losing in the Premier League.
Now, in the first trailer for Arsene Wenger: Invincible, the Frenchman reveals the goal he set for his team at the start of that legendary season.
Wenger declares in the trailer, “I gave them the goal of winning the championship without losing a game.”
He goes on to say that he set this goal since his father “never told me ‘well done,’ he said ‘you can do better.'”
Arsenal finished the season with 26 victories and 12 draws, putting them 11 points ahead of Chelsea in second place and four points ahead of Manchester United, the reigning champions.
Arsenal had gone the entire league season without losing away, another Premier League first, two seasons previously, when Wenger’s side won their second league title under the Frenchman.
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Despite allegations that Wenger seemed more intent on not losing than winning matches towards the conclusion of the 2003/04 season, the club continued to play attractive football for many.
Dennis Bergkamp, a Dutch playmaker, appears in the trailer and says, “This football was close to perfection.”
The new video examines Wenger’s unbeaten season, as well as his rivalry with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his retirement from Arsenal in 2018.
Ferguson praises the Invincibles in the documentary’s first promotional material, admitting that “the achievement rises above everything else.”
Arsene Wenger: Invincible will be released in theaters on November 11th, and on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download on November 22nd.