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We Are The Champions : 2003-04 Pt.1 Quiz


2003-04: Part one of three shows the first third of the Premiership season in which Arsenal landed their 13th League Championship. 150 points up for grabs and some great memories for me and my fellow Gooners.

A multiple-choice quiz by doomed. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
doomed
Time
8 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
178,077
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
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Question 1 of 15
1. The opening fixture of the 2003-4 season took place at Highbury the home of Arsenal, on August 16th against Everton. The game ended 2-1 to Arsenal but there were two players sent off on a very hot day. For Everton, Chinese International Li Tie was shown red, but which Arsenal player had left the game in the first half? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Sunday August 24th saw Arsenal play their first away match. Since Arsene Wenger took over in October 1996, Arsenal had only ever been beaten once by the day's opponents Middlesborough at the Riverside. On this Sunday tea time that record was not to change as Arsenal strolled to a comfortable 4-0 win. Theirry Henry scored once and his French team mate Sylvain Wiltord twice, but the other scorer was whom? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Wednesday 27th August signalled Arsenal's first evening match of the season and the arrival of opponents Aston Villa. These two giants of English football always serve up a tight affair and this was no exception with Arsenal scoring two late goals to take a 2-0 win.
Was the Villa manager that night the Arsenal legend David O'Leary?


Question 4 of 15
4. Manchester City away was Arsenal's 4th game of the season, on Sunday August 31st, and a first trip to the new Manchester City stadium. During Arsene Wenger's reign as manager, Manchester City had never inflicted defeat upon Arsenal and on this day that record was not to change as Arsenal ran out winners again. However, they had to come from behind to secure a fourth successive win thanks to an own goal by ______ , which had given City an early lead? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Newly promoted side Portsmouth came to Highbury for a red hot Saturday afternoon match on September 13th. The Pompey certainly were not over awed by Arsenal and were seen by many to be very unlucky to go away with just a draw. Which Arsenal player caused controversy when he allegedly 'dived' to earn Arsenal a late penalty and a 1-1 draw? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. September 21st and England's big two come head to head at Old Trafford. Manchester United and Arsenal had long been rivals and no love had ever been lost between the two camps, so it was more surprise than anything that saw 79 minutes of tame football and a boring 0-0 draw, then the fireworks were set off when Patrick Vieira was sent off for a foul on Ruud Van Nistelrooy. What followed was 10 minutes of petty squabbles and a poor advert for football. Then in injury time Martin Keown committed a foul in the penalty area and Manchester United had a golden chance to steal the points. However, Ruud Van Nistelrooy missed the spot kick, as ________ ? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Friday night football was something strange to Arsenal fans and here they were with a big game on Friday September 26th at home to Newcastle United. The game produced a plethora of goal chances with Arsenal supplying 23 shots on goal to Newcastle's 13. The game was end to end, but what was the final score? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Saturday October 4th 2003 saw Arsenal travel to bogey side Liverpool and play at bogey ground Anfield. The Arsenal record at Liverpool was not one to boast about although during the late 1990s and early 2000s Arsenal had done a little better, so it was with relief that the Gunners came away with a priceless 2-1 win. Which Liverpool player had fired the home side into a 1-0 lead in the first 15 minutes? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Saturday October 18th saw the first of five encounters that season between Arsenal and London rivals Chelsea. Chelsea had been bought by billionaire Roman Abromovich and were spending money like it was going out of fashion. Chelsea came to Highbury hoping to end an eight year hoodoo of not beating Arsenal in the Premiership. However, again they left empty handed after Thierry Henry had capitalised on a goalkeeping error by the Chelsea number one, ________ ? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Charlton Athletic awaited the visit of Arsenal in late October, and a hard fought London derby ended 1-1. Henry had equalised for Arsenal after 39 minutes after Paolo Di Canio had scored from the spot 12 minutes earlier. Who was guilty of giving Charlton the penalty? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. November usually means a poor time for Arsenal and the Arsenal supporters looked at the next fixture with a bit of apprehension. Although struggling in the league, Leeds United had a canny knack of upsetting Arsenal title challenges. In previous seasons the Lilly Whites had put pay to two titles in deciding the destiny of the trophy, which strangely ended up at Leeds' arch rivals Manchester United. Arsenal were still sore from losing at home the previous season to Leeds and set about destroying the home side with some superb football. Leeds could not cope with the pace and skill of the Arsenal attack and suffered a 4-1 home thumping. Which player scored the only goal for Leeds? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. November 8th and the visit to Highbury of arch and bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, for a local derby. Tottenham geographically is just three miles from Highbury and historically this fixture is one of the fiercest rivalries in World football. However, in the late 1990s and early 2000s Tottenham had floundered in mid table obscurity and had suffered some humiliating defeats at the hands of their more successful neighbours. However, first blood was drawn after just five minutes when Darren Anderton fired Tottenham into the lead. However with 20 minutes remaining it was still 1-0. Who equalised for Arsenal to save their blushes? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Arsenal travelled to Birmingham City's St. Andrews with a depleted squad following the events of the Manchester United match back in September. Which of these players made his first Premiership start of the season? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Fulham came across London to play at Highbury and left with a credible 0-0 draw, due mainly and solely to their keeper Edwin Van der Saar. During the game Arsenal managed to create 38 goal attempts with no success, whilst Fulham came close to scoring on ______ occasions? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. December 6th and one of the most frustrating matches for Arsenal so far tin the 2003-04 season. A trip to Leicester City's Walkers Stadium saw Arsenal dominate throughout, and a goal on the hour by Gilberto looked to have secured three more points for the Gunners. However, deep into stoppage time Leicester City scored with their first shot on target and the last kick of the game. Which journeyman forward had me shouting expletives for days after? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The opening fixture of the 2003-4 season took place at Highbury the home of Arsenal, on August 16th against Everton. The game ended 2-1 to Arsenal but there were two players sent off on a very hot day. For Everton, Chinese International Li Tie was shown red, but which Arsenal player had left the game in the first half?

Answer: Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell was shown red in the 25th minute for a professional foul committed upon Thomas Gravesen. However, Arsenal were to play the remaining 65 minutes with a touch of class and that little bit of arrogance that would lead them to victory so often in the coming months. Thierry Henry scored a 35th minute penalty after Alan Stubbs had handled. Then near the hour Robert Pires scored an important second goal as the heat played a part in the fightback Everton were to give. With six minutes remaining, Arsenal's recent nemesis Thomas Radzinkski halved the deficit only to see Li Tie sent off shortly after and therefore kill off any chance of a point being stolen.

Played 1 Won 1, For 2 Against 1, Points 3.
2. Sunday August 24th saw Arsenal play their first away match. Since Arsene Wenger took over in October 1996, Arsenal had only ever been beaten once by the day's opponents Middlesborough at the Riverside. On this Sunday tea time that record was not to change as Arsenal strolled to a comfortable 4-0 win. Theirry Henry scored once and his French team mate Sylvain Wiltord twice, but the other scorer was whom?

Answer: Gilberto Silva

The Brazilian midfielder scored the second goal of an explosive start to the game that saw Arsenal go 3-0 up in the first 20 minutes. Henry scored after 5 minutes following a fluent move and Gilberto made it 2-0 on 13. Wiltord scored after 20 minutes before wrapping up the points on the hour with his second and Arsenal's fourth. Middlesborough were to become a very difficult team to beat for many teams that followed.

Played 2 Won 2, For 6 Against 1, Points 6.
3. Wednesday 27th August signalled Arsenal's first evening match of the season and the arrival of opponents Aston Villa. These two giants of English football always serve up a tight affair and this was no exception with Arsenal scoring two late goals to take a 2-0 win. Was the Villa manager that night the Arsenal legend David O'Leary?

Answer: Yes

O'Leary set a then record of 722 appearances for Arsenal in a career that spanned nigh on 20 years. O'Leary had started out in management in the late 1990s when he led Leeds United to some success before moving into the Villa hotseat in 2002-03. The game, however, saw Arsenal score through Sol Campbell's 57th minute headed goal from a corner and an injury time finish from Thierry Henry. Villa had much of the game and threatened to score goals of their own through strikers Angel and Vassell, but the points were Arsenal's.

Played 3 Won 3, For 8 Against 1, Points 9.
4. Manchester City away was Arsenal's 4th game of the season, on Sunday August 31st, and a first trip to the new Manchester City stadium. During Arsene Wenger's reign as manager, Manchester City had never inflicted defeat upon Arsenal and on this day that record was not to change as Arsenal ran out winners again. However, they had to come from behind to secure a fourth successive win thanks to an own goal by ______ , which had given City an early lead?

Answer: Lauren

Lauren the Arsenal right back unfortunately headed City into a 10th minute lead after a mix up between the player and the Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann. Arsenal came out in the second half to equalise almost immediately through French forward Sylvain Wiltord, then they stole the points with 20 minutes to go through Swedish midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.

Played 4 Won 4, For 10 Against 2, Points 12 .
5. Newly promoted side Portsmouth came to Highbury for a red hot Saturday afternoon match on September 13th. The Pompey certainly were not over awed by Arsenal and were seen by many to be very unlucky to go away with just a draw. Which Arsenal player caused controversy when he allegedly 'dived' to earn Arsenal a late penalty and a 1-1 draw?

Answer: Robert Pires

Portsmouth took a lead after 26 minutes when arch enemy Teddy Sheringham scored the goal that hurt all Gooners. The forward was well known for his dislike of Arsenal and played for two of Arsenal's biggest rivals (Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United), to say the sentiments were nice between Sheringham and Arsenal would be a big lie. However, he scored and Arsenal found themselves a goal down. Then in the 40th minute Pires went down in the Portsmouth penalty area and a penalty was awarded which, after huge demonstrations by Pompey players, was converted by Thierry Henry. TV coverage was to show that Pires went down without any contact from a Portsmouth player.

Played 5 Won 4 Draw 1, For 11 Against 3, Points 13.
6. September 21st and England's big two come head to head at Old Trafford. Manchester United and Arsenal had long been rivals and no love had ever been lost between the two camps, so it was more surprise than anything that saw 79 minutes of tame football and a boring 0-0 draw, then the fireworks were set off when Patrick Vieira was sent off for a foul on Ruud Van Nistelrooy. What followed was 10 minutes of petty squabbles and a poor advert for football. Then in injury time Martin Keown committed a foul in the penalty area and Manchester United had a golden chance to steal the points. However, Ruud Van Nistelrooy missed the spot kick, as ________ ?

Answer: the ball smashed the cross bar and bounced to safety

The penalty crashed off the crossbar and was played to safety. What followed was mayhem. Keown in his celebration jumped at Nistelrooy striking him with his forearm, then Ashley Cole, Ray Parlour and Lauren were seen to push and cajole the Dutch striker and start a disciplinary nightmare for the FA. Lauren was found guilty of violent conduct and suspended for four matches, whilst Cole, Parlour and Keown were given suspensions ranging from one to three matches. Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was given a written warning to his future conduct whilst Manchester United duo Ryan Giggs and Ronaldo were later fined for bringing the game into disrepute. Arsenal were fined 250,000 for not keeping their players under control. The result stood at 0-0 and the following matches saw Arsenal's behaviour become exemplary.

Played 6 Won 4 Drew 2, For 11 Against 3, Points 14.
7. Friday night football was something strange to Arsenal fans and here they were with a big game on Friday September 26th at home to Newcastle United. The game produced a plethora of goal chances with Arsenal supplying 23 shots on goal to Newcastle's 13. The game was end to end, but what was the final score?

Answer: Arsenal v Newcastle United 3-2

Arsenal looked like they meant business when after 18 minutes Henry opened the scoring from close range. Arsenal were dominant and continued to bombard the Newcastle goal but it remained 1-0 for only 8 minutes as Laurent Robert fired in a cool equaliser with Newcastle's first shot on goal. Patrick Vieira limped off and Newcastle started to grow in belief peppering the Arsenal goal on regular periods during the latter part of the first half. Then in the 67th minute Brazilian midfielder Gilberto fired arsenal 2-1 up only to see a cracking second equaliser from full back Oliver Bernard four minutes later. The winner however, came from the penalty spot when Jermaine Jenas handled in the area and Henry scored his second of the night.

Played 7 Won 5 Drew 2, For 14 Against 5, points 17.
8. Saturday October 4th 2003 saw Arsenal travel to bogey side Liverpool and play at bogey ground Anfield. The Arsenal record at Liverpool was not one to boast about although during the late 1990s and early 2000s Arsenal had done a little better, so it was with relief that the Gunners came away with a priceless 2-1 win. Which Liverpool player had fired the home side into a 1-0 lead in the first 15 minutes?

Answer: Harry Kewell

Kewell opened the scoring with a long range effort that came in a period of play where Liverpool were dominating. Arsenal were under intense pressure and should of been at least 4-0 down before, on the half hour, Sami Hyppia headed into his own goal to give Arsenal a bit of breathing space and go in 1-1 at half time. The second half saw Arsenal come out with more purpose and a fantastic 30 yard bender from Robert Pires settled the game in Arsenal's favour in the 68th minute. It was a fine result and one of the best defensive displays of the season for the Gunners.

Played 8 Won 6 Drew 2, For 16 Against 6, Points 20.
9. Saturday October 18th saw the first of five encounters that season between Arsenal and London rivals Chelsea. Chelsea had been bought by billionaire Roman Abromovich and were spending money like it was going out of fashion. Chelsea came to Highbury hoping to end an eight year hoodoo of not beating Arsenal in the Premiership. However, again they left empty handed after Thierry Henry had capitalised on a goalkeeping error by the Chelsea number one, ________ ?

Answer: Carlo Cudicini

Arsenal took an early lead through Edu after four minutes, only to see Argentinian forward Crespo equalise four minutes later. The game was heading for a draw when in the 75th minute a harmless ball was crossed into the Chelsea area. Cudicini to many people's disbelief misjudged the flight of the ball and dropped the ball onto the grateful Henry's boot and watched the ball trickle into the goal.

Played 9 Won 7 Drew 2, For 18 Against 7, Points 23.
10. Charlton Athletic awaited the visit of Arsenal in late October, and a hard fought London derby ended 1-1. Henry had equalised for Arsenal after 39 minutes after Paolo Di Canio had scored from the spot 12 minutes earlier. Who was guilty of giving Charlton the penalty?

Answer: Lauren

Matt Holland was brought down by Lauren in the 27th minute and although it looked dubious Charlton were not complaining. The game itself was a poor one and a draw was a fair result.

Played 10 Won 7 Drew 3, For 18 Against 8, Points 24.
11. November usually means a poor time for Arsenal and the Arsenal supporters looked at the next fixture with a bit of apprehension. Although struggling in the league, Leeds United had a canny knack of upsetting Arsenal title challenges. In previous seasons the Lilly Whites had put pay to two titles in deciding the destiny of the trophy, which strangely ended up at Leeds' arch rivals Manchester United. Arsenal were still sore from losing at home the previous season to Leeds and set about destroying the home side with some superb football. Leeds could not cope with the pace and skill of the Arsenal attack and suffered a 4-1 home thumping. Which player scored the only goal for Leeds?

Answer: Alan Smith

Two goals from Thierry Henry after 8 and 33 minutes plus one each for Pires (18) and Gilberto (50) condemned Leeds to a real hammering. Only Alan Smith's late goal gave Leeds anything to cheer about.

Played 11 Won 8 Drew 3, For 22 Against 9, Points 27.
12. November 8th and the visit to Highbury of arch and bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, for a local derby. Tottenham geographically is just three miles from Highbury and historically this fixture is one of the fiercest rivalries in World football. However, in the late 1990s and early 2000s Tottenham had floundered in mid table obscurity and had suffered some humiliating defeats at the hands of their more successful neighbours. However, first blood was drawn after just five minutes when Darren Anderton fired Tottenham into the lead. However with 20 minutes remaining it was still 1-0. Who equalised for Arsenal to save their blushes?

Answer: Robert Pires

Pires scored a lucky goal after Tottenham keeper Kasey Keller had spilled the initial Henry shot. Ten minutes later an even luckier winner was scored by Ljungberg, when his shot ballooned of a Tottenham defender and looped over Keller into the goal. Tottenham certainly showed spirit and fight, but it was Arsenal who took the bragging rights for the next few months.

Played 12 Won 9 Drew 3, For 24 Against 10, Points 30.
13. Arsenal travelled to Birmingham City's St. Andrews with a depleted squad following the events of the Manchester United match back in September. Which of these players made his first Premiership start of the season?

Answer: Pascal Cygan

Cygan came into central defence to cover for the suspended Keown. Kolo Toure moved to right back to cover for the suspended Lauren, whilst Gael Clichy made his first start also for the suspended Ashley Cole. Arsenal won the game 3-0 thanks to an early goal from Ljungberg (4) and two very late strikes from Bergkamp (80) and Pires (88). The game in between the goals saw Birmingham play Arsenal off the field for long periods.

Played 13 Won 10 Drew 3, For 27 Against 10, Points 33.
14. Fulham came across London to play at Highbury and left with a credible 0-0 draw, due mainly and solely to their keeper Edwin Van der Saar. During the game Arsenal managed to create 38 goal attempts with no success, whilst Fulham came close to scoring on ______ occasions?

Answer: 2

Yes just two attempts. This game had followed Arsenal's famous 5-1 win in the San Siro during the Champions League match versus Inter Milan. To say this game was an anti climax is an understatement. Van der Saar was imperious saving everything Arsenal threw at him. Fulham managed two chances during the game and, if one of them had resulted in a goal, would have been a total travesty. A draw was not a fair reflection of a totally dominate Arsenal performance.

Played 14 won 10 Drew 4, For 27 Against 10, Points 34.
15. December 6th and one of the most frustrating matches for Arsenal so far tin the 2003-04 season. A trip to Leicester City's Walkers Stadium saw Arsenal dominate throughout, and a goal on the hour by Gilberto looked to have secured three more points for the Gunners. However, deep into stoppage time Leicester City scored with their first shot on target and the last kick of the game. Which journeyman forward had me shouting expletives for days after?

Answer: Craig Hignett

Hignett had been something of a thorn in the Arsenal side for years and it came as no surprise to see him steal the point and condemn me to a long journey home in a foul mood. The goal came deep into stoppage time and certainly was by no means deserved. It was one of the few occasions during the season Arsenal fans were genuinely frustrated.

Played 15 Won 10 Drew 5, For 28 Against 11, Points 35.
Source: Author doomed

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