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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Twenty-Four: The Perfect Game Myth

The Invincibles

IN THE 2003-04 Premier League season, Arsenal won the title without losing a single game. No team had completed a season without losing a game in over 100 years (when football was very different and there were fewer games per season). It will probably be a long time before a team achieves that again. That season’s Arsenal team was nicknamed The Invincibles.

Of course Arsenal didn’t show up and start playing football yesterday. This is a club that has to date won 13 top league titles and ten FA Cups. In an aggregated league of the entire 20th century, it would be placed first.

Arsène Wenger became Arsenal’s manager in 1996. The 2012-13 season was his 17th season with the club. ...

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