Gael Clichy: What I remember of “The Invincibles” season
Written by Renzo on September 29, 2010 23:15
One of the most historic and memorable pages in the history of Arsenal is definitely the season during which they won 36 games, drawn 13 and lost none, the season of “The Invincibles”.
Arsenal defender remembers clearly what is was and what followed after although he admitted how when it happened he simply didn’t realise how big the accomplishment was going to be. The Frenchman was not a regular for the Gunners back then but featured enough to win the medal at the end of the season.
The left-back explained how easy it was to do well thanks to the support of important players such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Martin Keown and Lauren Etame Mayer.
The 25-year old – who this season is under pressure to keep his regular place by youngster Kieran Gibbs – concluded by saying how doing what the Gunners did that season will not be easy to replicate although he would have no problem if another team is to replicate the historic achievement.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, Clichy said:
At the time you don’t realise it, because you’re just going through the season.
I played a few games, enough to have the famous medal but when the season is going you just wish to win games. I was playing when Ashley [Cole] was tired or injured or suspended and I was trying to do my best.
But I always say it was really easy for me to play there because with players like Henry, Keown, Bergkamp, Lauren, Ashley Cole, they were doing the job.
When you look back and you see that we played 49 games without losing any game, it’s hard and I wish for any team to do it again and beat this record but it’s going to take a lot for breaking the record.