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39.66 per cent of those who replied to our poll hailed Arsene Wenger's side's incredible achievement of not losing a single league game in 2003-04 as the competition's high point


Arsenal’s legendary unbeaten season in 2003-04 remains the Premier League’s best ever iteration despite this year’s thrills, according to readers.

A hefty 39.66 per cent of readers responded to our poll in favour of the occasion when Arsene Wenger’s men made history by becoming the first team to go a whole English top-flight campaign without losing since Preston in 1888-89.

The 2011-12 competition, set to come to an end today, was not far behind, attracting a 30.61% share of the vote for its unpredictable nature, high-scoring thrillers and competitiveness right until the final round of matches in the 20th year of the rebranded top division.

Though Manchester City are favourites, Manchester United could still win the title whilst the Champions League qualification spots are still up for grabs and one team’s relegation is yet to be decided.

United’s incredible treble-winning campaign of 1998-99 was the other clear choice from readers, coming in at 12.06%.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side shared a closely-fought race in 2007-08 when they held on to see off the threat of Chelsea but that particular triumph only mustered 6% of popular approval.

While 3.97% of responders felt that another season deserved the accolade, 3.83% preferred the occasion when Blackburn, relegated this year, were on top of the pile in 1994-95.

Newcastle’s spectacular collapse under Kevin Keegan in 1995-96 garnered just 2.18% whilst Wenger’s first league trophy with Arsenal in 1997-98 was overlooked in favour of his later achievements at 1.69%.

Poll of the day

Which is the greatest Premier League season ever?