Can Arsenal’s Current Squad Rival Thierry Henry’s Invincible-Era Arsenal?

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When Arsene Wenger said that this squad “has the most potential since Thierry’s time” (ESPNFC), it got me thinking. Obviously being Invincible is something that may never happen again. But given time, could the current Arsenal squad’s potential that Wenger is so raving about eventually rival the power of Thierry Henry’s Arsenal, particularly in that fateful 2003/4 season?

Arsene Wenger has been around football all his life, and he knows Arsenal better than anyone in the world. He coached through some of our best times and he’s had to endure some of the worst times. If he says it has that potential, who are we to doubt (though no doubt, we will have plenty of doubters)?

Arsenal do have their best attack since Henry, I really don’t think there’s much question there. What I’m now starting to consider is, if all of our current squad stays healthy and hits their full potential (a big question mark, of course), can we eventually match the attack that we had in the Invincible season and better yet, could we match the overall potency of that club?

Let’s take a position by position, sometimes player by player, approach to comparing what Henry’s club did in 2003/4 and beyond and what our club could do with full health.