GUNNERS YEARS: Overmars strike takes Arsenal into second place

2000: Arsenal move into second place in the Premier League table after a Marc Overmars strike earns a 1-0 win at Everton. It is important for us to finish second as we qualify for the European Champions League and after winning the Championship, that is

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Arsenal move into second place in the Premier League table after a Marc Overmars strike earns a 1-0 win at Everton.

"It is important for us to finish second as we qualify for the European Champions League and after winning the Championship, that is the next best," said a hoarse Arsene Wenger, nursing a sore throat.

Former Arsenal midfielder Stephen Hughes faced his former team-mates for the first time after a �3m move to Goodison Park - and admitted he had to leave to further his career.

"It was a wrench, but I had to go," he said, "'I don't hold a grudge against Manu Petit or Patrick Vieira. They're both World Cup winners so it's hardly surprising they were getting in ahead of me."

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