In this special edition of the FOX Soccer Podcast, Thomas Hautmann sits down with English football expert Amy Lawrence to talk about her latest book "Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season."
Published in time for the 10-year anniversary of Arsenal’s dynamic run, Amy explains how Arsene Wenger’s side were hailed as The Invincibles after setting a 49-game unbeaten British record, a feat that’s unlikely to be matched in our lifetime. With strong personalities like Jens Lehmann, Sol Campbell and Martin Keown and important pillars such as Patrick Vieira. Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp to lead the way, Thomas and Amy analyze how the group cemented Arsenal’s place in English football history through rigorous training sessions and
Later in the show, Amy explains how Wenger reshaped Thierry Henry into a high-caliber center forward after playing most of his professional career as a left winger. Both Viera and Bergkamp recall how hard Henry worked and single-handedly became the inspiration who helped fire the Gunners’ to record-breaking feats by taking his role in the team as the peak point seriously. Henry, as Amy points out, felt motivated not only by the affection and esteem, but by his responsibility to do his part within the squad’s "Musketeer" mentality.
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As an added bonus, Amy opens up about her favorite moments during Arsenal’s season recollecting moments from the "Battle at Old Trafford" to the coronation at White Hart Lane. Even old tales of Ray Parlour and Kolo Toure make the cut.
With exclusive player interviews, and a foreword and afterword provided by Wenger himself, you can relive the pivotal games and stories that made this Arsenal team so special. A must-have book for every football fan, "Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season" is published by Viking, Penguin and is available now in hardback or in ebook.
If you want to ask Amy a question, send a tweet to @FOXSoccer and you might be one of the lucky ones selected for our show. For now, sit back, relax and enjoy the podcast: