Robert Pires has taken a dig at Tottenham by admitting his favourite moment of Arsenal's 'Invincibles' campaign was winning the title at the home of their "sworn enemy".
The Frenchman was a key player in the Gunners' side which went the entire Premier League 2003/04 season unbeaten.
And their impressive run of results opened up the opportunity to seal the title with four games to spare, providing they could escape from White Hart Lane with at least a point.
Things were looking good when Arsenal were two goals to the good at half-time, but a Jamie Redknapp strike and late Robbie Keane equaliser from the penalty spot stopped them taking all three points, though couldn't delay their rivals' celebrations.
Asked what his top moment was from the season, Pires told France Football (via GFFN): “I am going to make Arsenal fans happy: when we were confirmed as champions on Tottenham’s pitch.
"There is nothing better than winning the title at your sworn enemy.
"We were winning 2-0, a goal from Patrick Vieira, a goal from Robert Pires. Spurs equalised to 2-2. We held on."
Arsenal's players celebrated on the field in front of the away section in the stadium after the game, draped in flags and scarves and even carrying an inflatable trophy – no doubt a sore sight for Spurs' fans, though many swiftly left the ground.
After that, Arsenal still had fixtures against Birmingham, Portsmouth, Fulham and Leicester still to come, and would have perhaps been forgiven had they took their foot off the gas once the title was in the bag.
But the squad of world class performers, which included the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, were in no mood to rest on their laurels.
"What is funny, is that when we became champions, there were 4 matches left. We are happy. We celebrate," Pires explained.
"Two days later, Arsène Wenger says to us: 'Now, you can enter into the history books.' You can imagine how we are as competitors…
"There he says: 'You can win the league without losing a match.' That was the second objective and a source of motivation. We made it.”
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