Competition Time: Win A Copy Of "The Italian Job"…

Here's the quote from the Arsenal website describing that momentous night...

It’s easy to forget that Arsenal would have been eliminated from the Champions League had they lost at the San Siro on November 25, 2003. Instead, they overcame injuries and the spectre of Inter’s 3-0 win at Highbury two months earlier to inflict the Milan club’s heaviest home defeat in 47 years of European football. It was a proud night for stand-in captain Ray Parlour and the travelling fans who reworked their ‘One-nil to the Arsenal’ chant to ‘Five-one in the San Siro’. But the star of this particular show was undoubtedly Thierry Henry.

The French striker’s instinctive finish broke the deadlock in the 25th minute and, although Inter drew level before half time through Christian Vieri’s deflected shot, Arsenal were soon back in charge. Four minutes after the interval Freddie Ljungberg restored their advantage from Henry’s pass before the Frenchman himself secured victory with the goal of the game five minutes from time. Collecting Parlour’s header on the halfway line, Henry raced away from Javier Zanetti and checked his run before bursting past the Argentina captain once more to hammer a left-foot shot past Francesco Toldo and in off the post. It was the perfect demonstration of Henry’s remarkable ability – pace, strength, skill and lethal finishing. There was more for Arsenal’s fans to enjoy as Inter’s defence fell to pieces. Henry helped set up a fourth goal for Edu before Jeremie Aliadiere, on as a substitute, played in Robert Pires to complete an incredible 5-1 scoreline.

It’s a truly awesome memory and chosen as one of our favourite all time DVDs… so the question is:

Who was Arsene Wenger’s first signing as manager of Arenal?

a) Emmanuel Petit

b) Patrick Vieira

c) Niklas Anelka

d) Marc Overmars

Send your answers to competition [at] worldofarsenal [dot] co [dot] uk - of course, replacing the [at]‘s and [dot]‘s with the correct symbols with the subject, “The Italian Job”.

You’ve got until Sunday May 31st to enter and the winner will be announced on Monday June 1st.


And a copy of The Italian Job could be yours!]]>

  • chris

    Look if Adebayor does leave, I wouldn’t be surprised if AW doesn’t bring anyone in to replace him. In attack, we have RVP, Eduardo, Vela and Bendtner. Not to mention Theo and young Jay. Plus the fact tha AA’s best position is off the front man. I dunno if a forward is such a necessity. Eduardo is a 20 goal man if he’s fit. No doubt about that. RVP and Bendtner are in double digits in a hard season this year and Vela looks a very promising talent. Same goes for Jay who i think looks a lot more direct than Theo really from his games in the reserves and at WBA this year. So it really wouldn’t be the end of the world if no one came in up front. Remember Rosicky comes back next season too and Wilshire, Barazite and Fran might be able to step up so we might have too many of those winger/playmaker off the striker players. I think we’re best served expecting the worst when it comes to how much money is available this summer. Say the board had NO money to give AW…we might get 20 mill from Ade at best plus maybe a few smaller sales in Bischoff, Senderos and hopefully Silvestre will increase that kitty. So that gives us a decent amount to find that holding player and centerback. I really think we’re 3 players short of competing at the top. If we can bring in some power and physicality in those signings i think we’d do much much much better. I completely disagree that we have a lack of experience. What’s our best 11 if everyone’s fit…Almunia,Sagn, Clichy, Gallas, Toure, Song, Cesc, Arshavin, Rosicky/Nasri, RVP, Eduardo (if Ade leaves). Not that young…but way weak. That’s what we need…some Keown, Viera types that are gonna batter opponents. No one liked playing us when those two were in our team. That’s what we need again! I’d rather we be known for getting red cards and “assaulting” teams (as SAF once said abt us) like before than be what we are now….a soft touch.

  • zohaib

    How do we get the copy ?

  • zohaib

    After we win it I mean

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  • devday

    It’ll be posted out via royal mail no matter which country the entrant is from!

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