Read First Part of The Article Here (Evolution under Herbert Chapman) Read Second Part of The Article Here (Evolution under George Graham) Read Third Part of The Article Here (Evolution Under Arsene Wenger)   At the start of the 2005-2006 season, captain of the ‘Invincibles’, Patrick Viera left the club. It was the beginning of the end of an era. That year Arsenal had a disappointing domestic season, just managing to grab 4th place in the league ahead of Tottenham. But their European campaign was a different story all together. The Gunners reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history, where they met Barcelona. Arsene Wenger fielded a team which was perhaps the first sign of him diverging from his favored 4-4-2 formation. In the starting line-up, Henry was the only out-and-out striker, with two Dutchmen, Bergkamp and Van Persie on the bench. Freddie Ljunberg was played behind Henry, as the Gunners lined up in what seemed more of a 4-4-1-1 formation. Fabregas […]

In one of the most eagerly awaited clashes of the weekend, Jose Mourinho has to face Racing with 9 of his players unavailable, the most prominent being Cristiano Ronaldo. Can he cope up with this challenge? THT previews the game.