Where Are They Now? Arsenal’s 1997/98 Double winners

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Ray Parlour

Once a fully paid-up member of the Arsenal drinking club, Parlour found maturity and consistency under Wenger, and the Romford Pele’s workmanlike approach gave the side a real doggedness in the winter when Arsenal struggled for points and inspiration.

A serial wind-up merchant, Parlour regularly mocked Wenger’s French accent (to his face) and was present and correct when the Gunners marched triumphantly through the early noughties.

The central midfielder left in 2004 and later played for Middlesbrough and Hull, before regularly popping up as a pundit on Sky and ITV, spinning boozy tales from Arsenal’s yesteryear.

Marc Overmars

Signed on the eve of the season from Ajax, the jet-heeled European Cup winner gave Arsenal a serious injection of pace down the left flank.

Equally adept at dispatching a killer cross or cutting in and scoring himself, the Dutchman’s post-Christmas form was often sublime and he netted a season-defining winner for Arsenal at Old Trafford in March.

Along with Petit, Overmars upped sticks and departed to Barcelona in 2000, indicating that Arsenal were mutating into a selling club.

Now football director at Ajax, Overmars recently appeared in a legends charity match at the Emirates against Milan.