Martin Keown believes Arsenal’s Invincibles top Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking Manchester City as the best Premier League team in HISTORY.
Arsene Wenger‘s 2003/04 Gunners remain the only club in English football to end a 38-game league season without a single defeat – lifting the title with a tally of 90 points.
A number of teams have finished the campaign with more points, with City smashing that total by breaking the 100 barrier two seasons’ ago.
But Keown believes no side beats his famous Invincibles for style AND substance in the Premier League era with the world-class stars they had at their disposal.
“I’m not messing about, that team could have won in any era.
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“I saw them develop from young men, I was the senior figure then and they matured into a fantastic group of players, they were world class.
“Thierry Henry was like an international sprinter with football boots instead of spikes. Dennis Bergkamp with his vision, it was unbelievable. Watching him perform was like watching ballet.
“Robert Pires on the left and Freddie Ljungberg on the right, he doesn’t get enough plaudits.
“Then that midfield; Gilberto Silva, a World Cup winner, and Patrick Vieira alongside him, another World Cup winner.
“Then there’s Sol Campbell at his absolute peak at the back.”
But Martin, are they really better than Jose Mourinho’s back-to-back title winners at Chelsea? Better than Pep’s City and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool?
He added: “I think the only team that comes close is Manchester United’s treble-winning 1999 team, I think that would have been the big play-off.”