Arsenal legend Tony Adams reckons Gunners had a better team than the Invincibles

Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes the Gunners' 1990-91 title-winning squad were better than the Invincibles of 2004.

Arsene Wenger's side famously went the entire league season unbeaten en route to winning the 2003-04 Premier League title, winning 26 and drawing 12 of the top-flight matches. That team are regularly talked about as one of the greatest in English football history, but Adams reckons he was part of an even better Gunners squad.

Adams, who retired two seasons before the Invincibles campaign, reckons that George Graham's all-conquering side of 1990-91 deserves to go down as the best Arsenal squad of all time – and for good reason.

"We lost one game and I was in prison," he told The Times. "I say to people, ‘I was invincible in 91’. That squad was incredible."

Under the stewardship of Graham, and with the likes of Adams, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon and Michael Thomas in the side, Arsenal lost just a single game as they won the top division title.

But even more remarkable than the fact they only lost one game was their defensive record. A notoriously defensive coach, Graham masterminded a campaign which saw the Gunners concede just 18 goals – 22 less than runners-up Liverpool.

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Adams was a huge factor behind that record, so perhaps it is telling that the only game Arsenal lost – a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea – he was absent.

In December 1999, Adams was jailed for four months following a car crash. Despite only serving two months of his sentence, Adams missed the trip to Stamford Bridge that would turn out to be their only league defeat of the season.

Arsenal went on to win the title by seven points, winning 23, drawing 14 and losing one of their games, picking up 83 points in total.

That's seven less than the Invincibles managed just over a decade later.

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