Invincible:Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season

By Amy Lawrence

A gripping insider's account of how Bergkamp, Henry, Vieira and Pires became the first team in 100 years to go the entire season undefeated 2014 Writer of the Year, Football Supporters' Federation. "This book is so full of exclusive interviews you'll soon feel like part of the squad.

A worthy tribute to one of English football's best ever teams, it makes you long for one more game at Highbury." (Shortlist). "Unbeatable insight". (Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph). In 2003-04, a team that played with lightning speed and lustrous skill fulfilled Wenger's lifelong dream - to go a whole season unbeaten.

They pushed and inspired each other, bringing the best out of strong characters like Jens Lehmann, a self-styled 'Mad German', Sol Campbell, an intense competitor, Robert Pires, an instant friend if you give him a football, Patrick Vieira, a soft-spoken, battle-hardened captain, Gilberto, a thoughtful Brazilian, Thierry Henry, a supremely gifted and obsessed scorer and creator, and Dennis Bergkamp, the perfectionist conductor.

Based on exclusive player interviews, and with a foreword and afterword by Arsene Wenger, this definitive book allows the Invincibles to tell their own story. Football writer Amy Lawrence weaves together the team's recollections, and the testimonies of other key players and protagonists around the club, to relive the pivotal games and moments.

From the battle of Old Trafford to jubilation at White Hart Lane, from training ground sparks to dressing room revelations, readers will go behind closed doors, onto the pitch, and into the players' minds to understand the teamwork and the psychology to go unbeaten.

Published in time for the 10-year anniversary, this is a must-have read for any Arsenal fan. It will be enjoyed by readers of memoirs by Dennis Bergkamp and Tony Adams, and will also appeal to football fans everywhere who enjoy classic sports books such as The Damned United.

Amy Lawrence has watched football avidly since her first trip to Highbury at the age of six, and has written about it, mostly for the Guardian and the Observer, for twenty years. She lives in London.

The Arsenal Shirt:The History of the Iconic Gunners Jersey Told Through an Extraordinary Collection of Match Worn Shirts

This beautiful coffee table book presents the visual history of one of the most recognisable shirts in the world of football, the legendary Arsenal shirt.

Compiled using stunning photographs of match worn shirts actually donned by many of the football clubs greatest players, the book presents a stunning timeline of Arsenal's emblematic shirt.

Displaying shirts from some of the biggest Arsenal match worn shirt collections in private ownership as well as those belonging to former players and staff members, the book brings together the rarest and most iconic Arsenal shirts ever seen and includes:

  • A player shirt example from virtually every one of the home and away shirt variations worn by the Gunners over the last 50 years from the oldest known surviving Arsenal shirt, to the first red shirt with the famous white sleeves, to Charlie George's yellow 71 Double clincher and Michael Thomas's immortal Anfield 89 away top.
  • A player shirt from every major cup final Arsenal have ever played in.
  • Shirts worn by many of The Arsenal's greatest players including James, Bastin, Mercer, McLintock, Brady, Sansom, Rocastle, Wright, Bergkamp, Vieira and Henry.



The Arsenal Shirt is a breathtaking and historic record of the greatest collection of Arsenal match worn shirts that have ever been seen together, and through these classic and iconic shirts the history of one of the world's most famous football clubs comes to life.