Invincible: Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season

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Invincible 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 Pirès, 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.

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Recensione:

Delightful . . . a football book that takes the team not the stars as its starting point (David Goldblatt Guardian)

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. The inside story of one of English football's greatest teams

(Henry Winter Daily Telegraph)

Perceptive and well-wrought . . . Provides all-areas access to the inner workings and passions of a top club and a famous team (Sunday Times, Books of the Year)

The story of an amazing season wonderfully told through the eyes of the men who made it happen. I can't recommend it highly enough (Andrew Mangan Arseblog)

Fascinating for any sports fan and truly a gold mine for Arsenal supporters ( Alan Davies)

A fascinating and engrossing read from start to finish. Provides wonderful insight and anecdotes as well as revealing the dynamics and determination from within the dressing room (John Cross Daily Mirror)

I picked it up and couldn't put it down. Brilliantly depicts a piece of football history ( David Dein, Arsenal Vice-Chairman (1983-2007))

This is research at its riveting best. My only complaint about the book is that it had to end (Patrick Barclay, author of The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman)

If you were there in 71 and/or 2004, buy the book. If only now do you appreciate that we probably had four of the six best payers on the planet back then, buy the book and read their words. Let me make it simple. If you are an Arsenal supporter, buy the book (Goonerholic)

This is a book that contains some of the most evocative prose I have encountered in a book about football and without doubt solidifies Lawrence's place in the very top tier of sports writing in English. The story and characters are fascinating enough, but it is how they come to life and dance in Lawrence's writing that makes this book such a wonderful telling of an incredible tale ( Huffington Post)

Lawrence is a writer who will help the reader to appreciate the football on the pitch with an understanding of how the game is played few can match. At the same time she never fails to appreciate the passion that makes us fans ( Morning Star)

A gripping account of Arsenal's undefeated title winning season of 2003/4 (Owen Gibson Guardian)

L'autore:

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.

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Descrizione libro Viking, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by Amy Lawrence. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 280215-ALS-004

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