Eleven years previously, Manchester United had been the opposition as Highbury celebrated the title. This evening, Arsenal went one better, winning the title at Old Trafford. The season was built on away form, Wenger’s prediction of being unbeaten on their travels had been made a season too soon.
Defeat at home to Newcastle United (Poll-gate) was the final loss that season in the Premier League. The remaining twenty-one games brought three draws and eighteen wins, including a run of thirteen consecutive wins, of which this was the twelfth.