28 SEPTEMBER 2002: LEEDS 1 ARSENAL 4 – THE GAME THAT BROKE TWO SCORING RECORDS AT ONCE
On this day Arsenal beat Nottm Forest’s record of 22 away games without defeat.
Olivier Dacourt of Leeds commented on the team,”We’re all fighting for second place now. It was demoralising. They just pass and move, pass and move. You find yourself working for nothing.”
Arsène Wenger called the performance as “edging nearer to perfection… We are playing great, Total Football. Danger comes from everywhere.”
Leeds manager Terry Venables said: “Manchester United have been exceptional for 10 years – but I’ve not seen anything as good as that.”
Arsenal also beat Chesterfield’s 72 year old record of scoring in 47 consecutive league games set between December 1929 and December 1930 in the Third Division North in which Arsenal player Jack Lee, who was transferred to Chesterfield in 1928, was very much part of Chesterfield’s run.