Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reveals secret of ‘Invincibles’ side

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The 37-year-old New York Red Bulls forward felt that this characteristic was key for Arsenal during their undefeated season.

Arsenal icon Thierry Henry has been discussing what made the famous 'Invincibles' side of 2003-04 so strong.

That season was one that helped seal Henry's position as an Arsenal great, with the World Cup winning striker hitting a personal best of 30 league goals, midway through an 8-year-spell in North London.  

“Key for me was the all-togetherness,” the Frenchman said of that Arsenal group. "What I liked about that team was the unselfishness of everybody.

"Everybody was willing to give the ball to the guy in the better position. The generosity of that team was outstanding, and we always wanted to share with each other. And that’s something that is pretty rare.”

Henry would go on to score 226 goals for the Gunners in 369 games, before joining Barcelona for €24 million. That figure was increased to 228 goals with a short loan spell from MLS side New York Red Bulls in 2012.

Arsenal are yet to win a league title since that famous championship win a decade ago, with the club having recently settled into a pattern of finishing no higher than 3rd in recent seasons.

With many fans basing Arsenal's expectations on the achievements of Henry and co back at the turn of the century, some call for a change in manager in order to be competitive in the league once more, despite Arsene Wenger being the one in charge when the Gunners won the title undefeated.

For a large part of the time since then, the club struggled to win any silverware, though that spell ended this summer with their FA Cup win over Hull City.

Supporters will hope Henry's words can serve to remind the club's present crop as to the kind of attitude necessary to be the very best in the Premier League

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