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Kevin Kilbane Throws Serious Shade At Arsene Wenger's 'Arrogant' Arsenal Side

Kevin Kilbane Throws Serious Shade At Arsene Wenger's 'Arrogant' Arsenal Side
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Kevin Kilbane has offered up a damning description of Arsene Wenger's legendary mid-2000s Arsenal side, labelling them as 'arrogant a***holes'.

Kilbane faced that Arsenal team while playing for Sunderland, Everton, and Wigan, and wrote in his Irish Times column that after their unbeaten 2003/04 season, the squad was very full of themselves.

He also pointed out that this was a common view from players of his generation, and that the current Arsenal side will receive little sympathy for their recent league capitulation.

There will be no sympathy for Arsenal from my generation of players.

The post-invincible Gunners under Arséne Wenger, the group that came after 2004, were arrogant a***holes. There were a couple of exceptions but in general they were ... you can fill in the blank yourself. In this newspaper it would just be a bunch of asterisks.

Kevin Kilbane Tears Into Arsene Wenger's Invincibles

12 April 2019; Kevin Kilbane, left, and Niall Quinn of Republic of Ireland XI following the Sean Cox Fundraiser match between the Republic of Ireland XI and Liverpool FC Legends at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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"On the flip side, it is tougher to witness a state-funded entity continue to carve out the most dominant period in Premier League history," continued Kilbane.


"Only Newcastle United or a Qatari-backed Manchester United, if that happens, can reel in Manchester City this decade. Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp and owners Fenway Sports Group came as close as any club possibly could without petrodollars."

Arsenal's arrogance did not serve them well, however, as their 'invincible' title was their last Premier League winning campaign.

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