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ARSENAL IN 2005: Arsene's biggest win, and another FA Cup triumph

PUBLISHED: 15:10 30 December 2009 | UPDATED: 16:40 07 September 2010

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.

2005:

Patrick Vieira scores the decisive penalty as Arsenal beat Manchester United on spot kicks in the FA Cup final, his final act for the club after Arsene Wenger allowed him to leave for Juventus.

Arsenal have not won a trophy since.

The Gunners kicked off their final season at Highbury in commemorative redcurrant shirts - the same strip worn for the first season at Highbury in 1913.

Their final league match of the 2004/05 campaign, the last time the old stadium would witness the famous red and white shirts, had ended in a 7-0 win over Everton - the biggest win of Arsene Wenger's tenure.

Thierry Henry finally became the club's all-time record goalscorer when he scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Sparta Prague.

And, as Arsenal signed a record £100m sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines, a new report claimed they are the third best supported club on the planet with 27 million fans.


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