Where Are They Now: Arsenal's Invincibles of 2003/04

​It's been more than 10 years since Arsenal made history and became the first team since Preston North End in 1888 to go through an entire English top flight season unbeaten. But where are those 'Invincibles' now? ​To continue the discussion on Twitter follow @jamiespencer155 Subscribe to the 90min podcast - available on iOS and iTunes now! You can also find us on Android devices using the free Podcast Addict app Jens Lehmann Lauren Sol Campbell Kolo Toure Ashley Cole Freddie Ljungberg Patrick...

Jens Lehmann

Goalkeeper ​Jens Lehmann replaced the legendary David Seaman ahead of the 2003/04 campaign and went on to play for Arsenal until 2009. He briefly came out of retirement to rejoin the Gunners in 2011, a year after making his acting debut in a German/South African film called 'Themba'. He now works as an ambassador for several charities.


​Uncompromising Cameroonian full-back Lauren was a key member of the side having replaced Lee Dixon a year earlier. His career later took in spells at Portsmouth and Cordoba before ending his playing career in 2010. He has worked in the media since retirement, most notably as a pundit on English coverage of Spanish and African football.

Sol Campbell

A rock at the back throughout the campaign, Sol Campbell left Arsenal for Portsmouth in 2006 where he won the fourth FA Cup of his career, briefly later returning to north London in 2010. Last year he entered politics and unsuccessfully ran as the Conservative party candidate for the capital's Mayoral elections.

Kolo Toure

​Kolo Toure played nearly every game during the Invincible season, confirming that an ageing Martin Keown was surplus to requirements in a new look Arsenal side. The Ivorian joined Manchester City in 2009, before heading to Liverpool in 2013 where he's enjoying the final years of his career.

Ashley Cole

Following the Invincibles season Ashley Cole controversially moved on to Chelsea in 2006. He remained at Stamford Bridge until 2014 when he made the switch to Roma. After the unsuccessful stint in Italy he's since moved to the United States, recently signing for LA Galaxy at the age of 35.

Freddie Ljungberg

​Injury ultimately hampered the final few years of Freddie Ljungberg's career, during which he played for West Ham, Celtic and clubs in the United States and Japan. He came out of retirement to play in India in 2014 and earlier this year he began studying for his coaching badges and managing Arsenal's Under-15 team.

Patrick Vieira

Soon after scoring the winning penalty in the 2005 FA Cup final, Patrick Vieira was sold to Juventus for just under £14m. He later played for Inter Milan and Manchester City, taking on a youth development role at the Etihad when he retired in 2011. The Frenchman then became the City's Under-21 manager and was recently appointed head coach at New York City FC.

Gilberto Silva

​Gilberto Silva spent four further seasons as a central figure in Arsenal's midfield before leaving for Panathinaikos in 2008. He later returned returned to Brazil, playing for Gremio and Atletico Mineiro until 2013. Despite not having a club since, the 39-year-old only announced his retirement in December 2015 and is now set to pursue a career behind the scenes as a football consultant.

Robert Pires

​After calling time on his career in 2011, following spells at Villarreal and a brief return to England with Aston Villa, Robert Pires was one of a handful of big names to make the move to India in 2014. The Frenchman is often now a visitor to Arsenal's training ground and works as an ambassador for the club.

Dennis Bergkamp

​Dennis Bergkamps's 2006 Arsenal farewell was marked with a special 'orange' day at Highbury. Within a couple of years of retirement, the Gunners legend began a fast tracked coaching career under the guidance of the KNVB back in his homeland. He started coaching in the Ajax academy in 2008 and became assistant manager to Frank de Boer in 2011 - a role he continues to hold.

Thierry Henry

​Thierry Henry's glittering Arsenal career came to and end in 2007 when he signed for Barcelona where he won the Champions League two years later. The legendary forward made the switch to New York Red Bulls in 2010 and spent the next four years in the Big Apple, barring a brief loan return to the Gunners. As of 2015 he has been working as a regular pundit for Sky Sports.

Honourable Mentions

Martin Keown - His final season at Arsenal, the defender later played for Leicester and Reading before retirement and works regularly as a pundit and analyst for the BBC.

Gael Clichy - Then a teenager, he made his professional debut during 2003/04 and played 12 times in the league. Now with Manchester City after leaving Arsenal in 2011.

Ray Parlour - Saw 15 years as an Arsenal player end when he joined Middlesbrough in 2004. Has been a media voice since retirement in 2007 and is also part of the after-dinner circuit.

Edu - Played for Valencia after leaving Arsenal, before later retiring with Corinthians back in Brazil where he has since taking on the role of General Manager/Sporting Director.

Jose Antonio Reyes - Joined midway through the season from Sevilla for a club record fee but was gone again by 2007. Now back at Sevilla where he's been since 2012.

Sylvain Wiltord (pictured) - Left Arsenal in 2004 and spent the remainder of his career at various clubs in France. In 2015 he was a contestant on the French reality show 'Dropped', during which three famous sports stars as well as seven other people were killed in a tragic helicopter crash. Wiltord had been eliminated from the show the day before.

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