The date..? Monday 8th April 1996. The game..? Live on Sky under the lights at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday. The significance..? The last Premier League game Arsenal lost without bleating about refereeing decisions, diving debates or two-footed tackles. And the Gooners’ last league match before Arsene Wenger took charge at Highbury.
Since then it’s been a litany of moans, groans and Gallic complaints. For once Arsene, for once, could you show a little grace in the face of defeat… your youngsters haven’t the patent on high quality, high tempo play in the Premiership.