From Henry to Vieira - Where are Arsenal's 'Invincibles' now?

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The date May 15, 2004, will be forever etched in the history of Arsenal Football Club because, on that day, they became the first English club to win the Premier League without losing a single game. Almost two decades on, it's a feat that has still not been equalled.

Arsene Wenger's legendary side ended their historic campaign with 90 points from 38 matches, winning 26 games and drawing 12.

Below, we run through the members of a team that became known as 'The Invincibles', and reveal where they are now...

*In this article we have considered the 20 players who played 10 or more games in the 2003-04 Premier League season

  • Jens Lehmann, Arsenal.Getty

    Jens Lehmann

    The German goalkeeper, who also lined out for Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan during his playing days, enjoyed two spells at Arsenal

    After retiring from professional football in 2011, he returned to the Gunners as a goalkeeping coach in 2017 and stayed at the club for a year.

    In 2019, Augsburg hired him as an assistant coach but, the following year, he joined the advisory board of Hertha Berlin. In May 2021, he was removed from his role.

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    Lauren

    The Cameroonian full-back played at Arsenal from 2000 to 2007. He then moved to Portsmouth in 2007 where he spent the next two seasons. In 2010, he announced his retirement from professional football after spending a season at Cordoba.

    Lauren is currently an Arsenal ambassador for the African continent. He is also a respected media pundit who covers La Liga and in 2022 he was appointed as a FIFA technical expert for talent development across Africa.

  • Kolo Toure Arsenal Premier League

    Kolo Toure

    Toure played at Arsenal from 2002 to 2009. He later moved to Manchester City, Liverpool and Celtic. He retired from professional football in 2017 and joined the coaching staff of Ivory Coast's Under-23s.

    In September 2017, he joined Brendan Rodgers' coaching staff at Celtic and followed the Irishman to Leicester City two years later.

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    Sol Campbell

    The English defender controversially joined Arsenal in 2001 from bitter rivals Tottenham and spent five seasons at the club. He later played for Portsmouth and Notts County FC before returning to Arsenal for the second half of the 2009-10 season. He last played at Newcastle United before retiring from professional football in 2011.

    In 2017, Sol Campbell joined the Trinidad and Tobago national team as an assistant coach to Dennis Lawrence. A year later, he took over as the coach of Macclesfield Town. In October 2019, Campbell moved on to League One side Southend United, where he worked as their head coach until June 2020.

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    Martin Keown

    The English central defender played at Arsenal in two stints (1984-1986) and (1993-2004). Keown later lined out for Leicester City and Wembley before hanging up his boots in 2005.

    After retirement, he joined the coaching staff of AFC Newbury. He also coached Oxford University Blues Football Team for a brief period in 2007.

    Keown is now a respected voice in the media.

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    Pascal Cygan

    The French defender played at Arsenal from 2002 to 2006. He then moved to Villarreal and then to Cartagena from where he retired in 2011.

    He is currently an age-group coach at Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron.

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    Ashley Cole

    After graduating from Arsenal's youth system, Ashley Cole was promoted to the senior side in 1999. He remained at the club till 2006 after which he joined Chelsea where he spent the next eight seasons. 

    He also played for Roma and La Galaxy and in 2019 after spending six months with Derby County, Cole announced his retirement from professional football. In July 2021, the former England international was appointed as the assistant coach of Lee Carsley in the England U21 side and, in February 2022, he joined Frank Lampard's coaching staff at Everton.

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    Gael Clichy

    The French full-back played at Arsenal for eight seasons before moving to Manchester City in 2011. In 2017, he left the Cityzens to join Istanbul Basaksehir where spent three seasons. Since 2020, Clichy has been playing for Swiss Super League side Servette FC.

  • Gilberto Silva | Arsenal

    Gilberto Silva

    The former Brazilian international joined Arsenal in 2002 and played for the next six seasons. He later played for Brazilian clubs like Panathinaikos, Gremio and Atletico Mineiro before retiring in 2013.

    Gilberto Silva joined Panathinaikos as their technical director in May 2016 but he left the job in December 2016.

    He runs a football consultancy business currently and represents Manchester United midfielder Fred.

  • Patrick Vieira, Arsenal

    Patrick Vieira

    The legendary French midfielder played at Arsenal for nine seasons between 1996 to 2005. He later represented Juventus, Inter and finally retired at Manchester City.

    He was appointed as the manager of MLS side New York City FC, where he worked for two seasons before taking over Ligue 1 side Nice as their head coach. In 2021, Patrick Vieira was unveiled as Crystal Palace's new manager.

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    Edu

    Brazilian midfielder Edu Gaspar joined Arsenal in 2001 and played at the club for four years. After later representing Valencia and Corinthians, he retired from professional football in 2010.

    He then worked as the Director of Football (DOF) at Corinthians, while he was also a part of Carlos Queiroz's coaching staff of the Iran national team at the 2014 World Cup.

    In 2019, he returned to Arsenal as the club's technical director.

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    Ray Parlour

    The Arsenal academy product played at the club for 12 years. He then played at Middlesbrough and Hull City before retiring from professional football in 2007.

    Parlour has been seen in the role of a TV pundit recently.

  • Freddie Ljungberg | ArsenalGetty Images

    Freddie Ljungberg

    The Swedish midfielder wore the Arsenal shirt for nine seasons between 1998 and 2007. Ljungberg later played for MLS side Chicago Fire and Scottish giants Celtic. Like his former team-mate Robert Pires, the midfielder retired after playing in the inaugural season of the ISL for Mumbai City FC.

    In his coaching career, Ljungberg worked with the Arsenal U15 and the U23 team as their head coach. He also worked at Wolfsburg as an assistant coach. In December 2019, he took over as the interim head coach of the Arsenal senior team after Unai Emery left the club. He worked as the club's head coach until Mikel Arteta's appointment in 2020. With Arteta taking over, Ljungberg rejoined his duty as the club's first-team coach.

    However, he left north London at the end of the 2019-20 season. 

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    Robert Pires

    The French winger and Arsenal legend spent six seasons at the club from 2000 to 2006. He later played for Villarreal and Aston Villa. Pires retired from professional football after lining out for FC Goa in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) season.

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    Dennis Bergkamp

    One of the greatest stars to have played for Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp spent 11 years at the club before retirning in 2006.

    Bergkamp worked as the assistant manager at Ajax from 2011 to 2017. Recently, he was coaching on a part-time voluntary basis at Dutch side Almere City.

  • Thierry Henry Arsenal 2004-05

    Thierry Henry

    A France and Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry had two stints with the Gunners, from 1999 to 2007 and a loan spell in 2012. He retired from professional football in 2014 after spending four seasons with MLS side New York Redbulls.

    After retirement, Henry joined the Belgium national team as an assistant coach in 2016. In 2018, he joined Monaco as their head coach but left after a season and then take over at Montreal Impact.

    In 2021 he rejoined the Belgian national team. Henry was Roberto Martinez's assistant at Euro 2020.

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    Jeremie Aliadiere

    The French forward played at Arsenal from 2001 to 2007. In between, he had loan spells at Celtic, West Ham United and Wolves. He retired from professional football in 2016 after a stint with Ligue 1 side Lorient.

    He is currently in London and works for Arsenal's media channel. His son is part of Arsenal's academy set-up.

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    Nwankwo Kanu

    The iconic Nigerian forward joined Arsenal in 1999 after playing for clubs like Ajax and Inter. He played at Arsenal for five years before joining West Bromwich Albion. He retired from football after spending the last two seasons of his career at Portsmouth.

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    Sylvain Wiltord

    The French attacker played at Arsenal for four seasons after which he went back to France and played for several Ligue 1 clubs, including Lyon, Rennes, Marseille, Metz and Nantes. He retired from professional football in 2012.

    In 2015, he was seen on a French reality show Dropped, which literally dropped eight sports people into inhospitable environments to see how they would cope. 

    He has recently also worked as a sports consultant.

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    Jose Antonio Reyes

    The late Spanish midfielder played at Arsenal for three seasons from 2004 to 2007. He also had spell at top European sides like Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.

    In January 2019, he returned to Spain, after spending four months in China playing for Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard F.C, and joined Diego Capel at Extremadura UD.

    In June 2019, Reyes tragically died in a car accident.