ARSENAL IN 2007: Dein departs and Drogba destroys cup dream
The noughties has been one of the most significant decades in Arsenal s history. It ushered in a new home, it saw the Invincibles conquer all, and it brought Arsenal their first ever Champions League final. Jem Maidment looks back on an eventful ten years
The noughties has been one of the most significant decades in Arsenal's history. It ushered in a new home, it saw the Invincibles conquer all, and it brought Arsenal their first ever Champions League final.
Jem Maidment looks back on an eventful ten years.
Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the lead in the Carling Cup final but two Didier Drogba goals gave Chelsea the cup in a bad-tempered affair.
Vice chairman David Dein left the club in April after 24 years in a shock departure. The man instrumental in bringing Wenger to England had fallen out with the rest of the Board over his relationship with US billionaire Stan Kroenke, who had recently brought 11 per cent of the club.
A club statement read: 'Irreconcilable differences with the rest of the board have necessitated a parting of the ways'.
- 1 The most expensive homes sold in Haringey in November 2021
- 2 Air ambulance mobilised as boy, 15, knifed in South Hampstead
- 3 Italian sandwich shop opens in a Hampstead telephone box
- 4 'We don't need to drink more coffee' say cafés as Joe & The Juice moves in
- 5 Cops swoop on cannabis farm rumoured to be 'largest ever' busted in Haringey
- 6 Landlord scales back 40% rent rise - but it is too late for some tenants
- 7 3,000 new council homes for Haringey over next ten years
- 8 Haringey to splash £54m on Civic Centre makeover and extension
- 9 Camden gets £400k to overhaul planning system
- 10 The man who wants to put trains among the trees from Muswell Hill to Highgate
Arsenal ended their first season at Emirates with the highest average attendance in the club's history - 60,045.
Arsenal's Ladies won their fourth successive title winning all 22 league games and became the first English side to win the Women's Uefa Cup, beating Swedish outfit Umea IK.
After 226 goals, Thierry Henry finally left for long-term suitors Barcelona.
"I will always love the club. I am a Gooner," said the emotional Frenchman.