Arsene Wenger identifies the team which can emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles


Arsene Wenger
13.10.2018, HDI-Arena, Hannover, Abschiedsspiel, Arsene Wenger identifies the team which can emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles

The French manager oversaw the Arsenal side that went on to win the 2003/04 Premier League title without suffering a single defeat throughout the season.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Liverpool have developed the ‘fearlessness’ that can allow them to go the whole of the 2019/20 Premier League season unbeaten.

The French boss was the manager of the Arsenal side that went 49 games unbeaten between the 2003/04 and 2004/05 season, winning a Premier League title in the process.

That Gunners’ side had Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp in the attack, with the likes of Patrick Vieira, Gilberto Silva, and Freddie Ljungberg marshaling its midfield. It won 26 and drew the remaining 12 games in the league during the 03/04 domestic league season to clinch the title.

Wenger, who took that side to new glories, now believes that Jurgen Klopp’s European Champions have what it takes to go the ongoing season unbeaten after the Reds opened up a 13 points lead at the top of the table following their 1-0 win against Wolves last weekend.

Wenger: Liverpool can be Invincibles this season

Arsene Wenger tips Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to go unbeaten this season
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The former Arsenal boss is convinced that with Liverpool steamrolling their way to the Premier League title, they’d also become the 2nd invincible side in the Premier League era.

‘They were close last year and they are still on course to go unbeaten now,’ the Frenchman told beIN SPORTS.

‘But I think what Liverpool is expecting at the moment is just to win the Premier League and that is the first target for such a football city.

‘To stay for 30 years without winning the Premier League…nobody would have predicted that.

‘That is their main target and I think they are on a good run and on a good course to achieving that this season because their main opponent is quite far away already.’

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Wenger praises ‘intelligent’ Liverpool

Arsene Wenger tips Liverpool to go whole season unbeaten
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Apart from tipping them to go the whole season unbeaten, Wenger has also praised what he calls the ‘intelligent’ Liverpool players and their ‘intelligent’ decision making.

He said: ‘You look at the number of goals they score and the number of goals they concede. They are very good,’ he added. ‘They play intelligent football, their players make intelligent decisions on the pitch.

‘My experience when you play the whole season unbeaten is that they accumulated the belief that if they just continue to play they will win the game.

‘That is very difficult to get in the team because you need a special run to do that and to get the fear of losing out of the team. It’s something that is very important and they have that at the moment.’

Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on high-flying Sheffield United at Anfield on 2 January as they hope to further solidify their grip on the Premier League title.

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