Where Are They Now? Arsenal’s 1997/98 Double winners
By the time Arsenal won the Double, the Gunners’ alcoholic, tough-as-nails captain had mutated into a sober, poetry-writing, inspirational leader.
Injury-prone and erratic on the pitch, Adams’s career appeared to be in decline in the opening stages of the campaign following a calamitous display at Highbury against Blackburn. But after a period of recuperation, this one-club man returned to cajole his team and score the most beautiful of goals in a May hammering of Everton which confirmed the Gunners as champions.
Adams lifted the second league and cup Double in 2002, then retired. Sadly, his managerial stints at Portsmouth, Wycombe and Gabala haven’t brought him any tangible success since.
Adams’s erstwhile central defensive partner was one of the most unsung players at Highbury in the late 1990s. Solid as a rock and a potent threat from corners – with his trademark flicked-on header – Bould appeared 24 times, and supplied the chipped pass for his defensive partner’s goal against Everton.
Bould left for Sunderland in 1999, before taking his coaching badges. The former Stoke man worked his way up the ranks at Arsenal, and is now Wenger’s assistant at the Emirates.