Arsenal exclusive: The incredible Invincibles ritual that would intimidate the opposition at Highbury

Patrick Vieira of Arsenal leads his team down the players tunnel before the Premier League match between Arsenal and Middlesbrough on January 10, 2004 in London, England.
(Image credit: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal had an amazing ritual before every match during their 2003/04 season to intimidate the opposition before the game.

The Gunners won the title that season, completing the campaign unbeaten in what was their last Premier League title win. Speaking to FourFourTwo on the 20th anniversary of the Invincibles, former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has shared a story about the presence that side had pre-match. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.