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.
You may also want to watch:
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 All Camden care home residents given Covid jab
- 2 Crouch End's 'Paul the Paper' bids farewell to Broadway stall
- 3 Apology to Barnet mother for 'embarrassing' food parcel
- 4 'People are scared to come out', say Hampstead coffee shops
- 5 Hampstead vaccination centre shoots for 1,000 daily Covid jabs
- 6 Lord's Cricket Ground used as Covid-19 vaccination centre
- 7 Arsenal agree to terminate contract of defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos
- 8 Jeremy Corbyn launches Peace and Justice Project with calls to action
- 9 Joan Bakewell fires legal threat to government over second Covid jab
- 10 Maida Vale florist starts weekly subscription to brighten lockdown
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.