Arsenal back four in 2004 and 2006

From Jonas :The Invincible back four

Dear Myles,

As many probably already have told you.

The back four of the Invincibles was indeed Lauren, Campbell, Toure and Cole.

And of course Lehmann. Also interesting, Lehmann still holds the record with the most consecutive clean sheets in the UEFA Champions league with 10. His back four was for the most part: Eboue, Senderos, Toure and Flamini. This was the 2006-campaign.

Maybe Gilberto’s influence cannot be underestimated.

Damn, I miss the crafty Brazilian.

Keep up the good work, best regards.

Myles says:

Gilberto helped everyone but  very unobtrusively.

Countless alarming goals would have been conceded without his reading of the game, which prevented or delayed crucial passes. He intercepted and won the ball. But he also intercepted without touching the ball.The Invisible Wall was the invisible Invincible. He’s 36 now  and still playing in Brazil.

Lehmann’s impact was instant and huge.

I was sad to see them leave Arsenal.