Lauren believes Leicester aren't as amazing as Arsenal Invincibles

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Former Arsenal star Lauren has congratulated Leicester City on winning the Premier League but doesn't believe the Foxes have outgunned his title winning team of 2004.

The Gunners famously went an entire league season unbeaten, winning 26 games and drawing 12 in a feat that is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon.

Likewise, the Premier League will have to wait some time before a 5,000/1 shot storms to the top of the division and seals the title with two games to spare. What Leicester have done has sent shockwaves across the globe, transcending even the world outside of sport.


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The Leicester story is set to hit the big screens in the coming years with Hollywood producers already writing a script based on the rags to riches story of star striker Jamie Vardy.

But the true underdog tale, although coming close, does not match the feats of the famous 'Invincibles' side, at least according to Lauren.

Good, but not great

"What Leicester did is something remarkable. At the beginning of the season no-one expected that sort of achievement", Lauren told Goal.

"It’s been based on hard work, togetherness and huge commitment among everyone in that team. It’s something unbelievable for them and it’s good for football – another team breaking through against the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

"Leicester did something unbelievable but to be unbeaten is something extra. Going a whole season without losing a game is something unique. We cannot put the two together. If you ask me, I’d say the unbeaten season is bigger."

Backing for Wenger

Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, the Invincibles season was the last time they saw their team lift the famous trophy. While an amazing feat, the gloss has worn off, especially as far as the Emirates faithful are concerned.

Many are against Arsene Wenger continuing as manager after he failed to deliver the title ahead of Leicester this season, despite all he has done for the club. But Lauren has given his backing to the Frenchman, saying he is not the only one to blame for Arsenal's shortcomings.

"Wenger has responsibility because he is the manager of the team but we cannot blame everything on him", he said.

"I’m supporting Wenger because I know him very well and I know his contribution to the team, to Arsenal as an institution, because there’s been a strategy and he’s taken players from nothing like Cesc Fabregas and Nicolas Anelka.

"He's taken many players from nothing and made them into big stars. The club has taken much income from his work. If you look at the bigger picture you see that Wenger had done fantastic work for Arsenal and the whole team."

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