Where Are They Now? The Last Arsenal XI To Defeat Man United At Old Trafford

Gunners are looking for their first win at Old Trafford since September 2007.

When the FA Cup drew a potential tie between Man United and Arsenal at Old Trafford, the collective sigh of depression among the Gunners faithful could almost be heard around the country.

Their trepidation is understandable, they will travel to the Theatre of Dreams hoping to witness a miracle and see their side leave victorious for the first time in almost a decade.

With so much focus on Arsenal’s record away at Man United, we have decided to find out the journey taken by last XI to take to the field the last time Arsenal were triumphant in the red half of Manchester.

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GK) Jens Lehmann

Jens Lehmann

The German is a legend at the club and featured heavily in the recent Invincibles documentary highlighting his importance to, arguably, the greatest Premier League side in history.

However, his last year at the club was sensitive as he found himself playing back-up to Manuel Almunia who he publicly despised. However on this day, a sensational save from Ole Gunnar Solksjaer proved his undoubted quality.

Lehman has since retired and spent the last few years doing his coaching badges at Arsenal and also some punditry work in Germany.

RB) Emmanuel Eboue



One of the most colourful characters to ever appear in the Premier League, there was only a certain amount of time before Gunners fans saw through the antics to see an average player as their first choice right-back.

Eboue was at his best going forward and the 2006/07 season was his last as a regular starter as Wenger brought in Bacary Sagna who would make that position his own over the next eight years.

Sold to Galatasaray in the summer of 2011, Eboue is still at the Turkish giant.

CB) Johan Djourou

Johan Djourou

Another play Arsenal fans hope to banish from their memories with the Swiss international marking a depressing time for the club, where finances were tight and top quality centre backs couldn’t be purchased.

Djourou seemed so insignificant that Arsenal confirmed his exit a year after he had departed for Hamburg where he currently plies his trade.

CB) Kolo Toure

Kolo Toure edited

Member of the Invincibles, Toure almost started the mass exodus in north London with the club seemingly making a statement that their players were all up for sale at the right price and to rival clubs too.

Toure ended up at the revolution taking place at Manchester City alongside a fellow Arsenal player and managed to pick up another league title and an FA Cup during his time there.

Liverpool is now is home with Toure revitalising his career after a difficult end to last season.

LB) William Gallas


In just four years at Arsenal, Gallas had one hell of a journey at the club with on-field tantrums and being stripped off the captaincy the tip of the iceberg. Signed from Chelsea in a swap deal with Ashley Cole that summer, Gallas found himself at left-back in this game having previously complained about the position during his ugly exit out of Stamford Bridge.

After running down his four-year contract at Arsenal, Gallas completed his London tour by signing for arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur where he also spent another four years of his career.

A stint at Perth Glory was followed by the Frenchman announced his retirement from the professional game last year.

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