There are 11 players from the actual Arsenal Invincibles side STILL playing professional football

The Gunners went 49 games unbeaten over a season and a half - a feat that may never be beaten

Well this is pleasing.

Exactly ELEVEN of Arsenal’s Invincibles are still playing professional football.

And they still make up a pretty decent side.

Arsenal celebrating winning the 2004 Premiership title

The Gunners used 33 players in their 49-game unbeaten run between 2004 and 2005.

Most big names, like David Seaman and Thierry Henry, hung up their boots years ago. But there is still a full XI of Invincibles out there plying their trade.

Incredibly, one is even about to go a SECOND season unbeaten with his current team.

These legends are united by the memories of the Invincibles and remember the good old days when Arsenal used to finish higher than Spurs.


Here are the players and the full line up follows below – a classic 4-4-2, of course.

Just what Arsene would have wanted.

Stuart Taylor

Current club: Southampton

Invincible appearances: 1

Stuart Taylor has managed just 27 appearances since leaving Arsenal in 2005

These days, Taylor’s main duties involved warming up Fraser Forster

Ashley Cole

Current club: LA Galaxy

Invincible appearances: 35

Cole went on to win 107 caps for England

He is winding down his career in California

Kolo Toure

Current club: Celtic

Invincible appearances: 47 (1)

Goals: 1

Toure started 47 of the 49 games, with only Thierry Henry playing more

He is on the brink of a SECOND Invincible season with Celtic

Gael Clichy

Current club: Man City

Invincible appearances: 8 (8)

This was taken so long ago that it is indeed Juninho that Clichy is tackling

He is expected to be ditched by Man City in the summer… so could a return to Arsenal be on the cards?

Justin Hoyte

Current club: FC Cincinnati

Invincible appearances: 1 (2)

Hoyte is currently in the American second tier

And appeared in a legends game recently against AC Milan

Jose Antonio Reyes

Current club: Espanyol

Invincible appearances: 14 (8)

Goals: 8

Reyes told a radio prankster in 2005 that he wanted to join Real Madrid

Here he is, celebrating a goal against Barcelona in January

Mathieu Flamini

Current club: Crystal Palace

Invincible appearances: 0 (5)

Flamini’s second spell at Arsenal ended last summer

The Palace midfielder also runs a billion-pound energy company

Cesc Fabregas

Current club: Chelsea

Invincible appearances: 6 (2)

Goals: 1

Who knows what became of Cesc Fabregas?

Impossible to say

Jermaine Pennant

Current club: Bury

Invincible appearances: 2 (5)

Goals: 3

When playing in Spain, Pennant left his Porsche in Zaragoza train station for five months after forgetting that he owned it

No more Porsches for Pennant 🙁

Robin van Persie

Current club: Fenerbahce

Invincible appearances: 0 (3)

Van Persie finally won the league title after joining Man United in 2012

He has spent the past two years in Turkey

Jerome Aliadiere

Current club: Lorient

Invincible appearances: 3 (7)

Aliadiere did train with Arsenal in 2011 – but failed to impress and returned to France for a second time

He is currently fighting relegation in Ligue 1

How they line up

Wenger may be flirting with 3-5-2, but he has been going steady with 4-4-2 for years.

Clichy is used as an emergency centre-back, but Pep Guardiola has deployed him in the middle of a three this season, so it is not too alien a position for him.

Stuart Taylor is likely to get a nose bleed actually playing in a goal after a life time spent on the bench.

At least Mathieu Flamini will be know where to find the home dressing room, being the player to have most recently played for the team.

And Gooners finally get the chance to see Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Ashley Cole back in their team’s colours.

So there we have it. Now go about your business.