Photo: One Invincible to another - Keown links up with fellow Gunner

Martin Keown found a familiar face from his Arsenal days whilst at the World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Martin Keown last season with Arsenal in 2004 was his most glorious despite only playing ten Premier League games for the Gunners. It was enough to claim a winner's medal and the year will live long in red-and-white lore as the club did not suffer a single loss.

It was a perfect slate of 38 domestic match-ups - 26 wins against a dozen draws with no defeats.

While Keown was a bit-part player, a second fiddle defender to primary choice Sol Campbell and Kolo Toure, there was one ever-present midfield rock. A silent type who went about his business diligently, effectively and became widely known as the Invisible Wall.

Despite that moniker, Keown saw that player recently in Brazil, linking back up with Gilberto Silva, who was fundamental to the club's solidity and defensive strength during the Invincible run.

Silva won a collection of medals during his playing career, including two FA Cup victories, a Premier League title, a Super League title in Greece, the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro and, of course, the World Cup with Brazil in 2002.

Since that tournament, Italy and Spain have lifted the trophy but the competition is now being hosted in Brazil, with hopes in the country high that the current Selecao can repeat their 02 glory.

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