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04/04/04
Arsenal Crowned Premier League Champions
- Tens of thousands celebrate as gunners clinch title at Tottenham

ON A FOREIGN field that is forever Tottenham, Arsenal Football Club yesterday clinched the Premier League title, the top prize available in the domestic game.

A 2-2 draw was enough for the Gunners as their two nearest rivals for the title, Chelsea and Manchester United had already lost over the weekend, leaving Arsenal's points total impregnable.

"We've been remarkably consistent, haven't lost a game and we have played stylish football. We have entertained people who just love football," said Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger. For once in football, this was not hyperbole but a simple statement of fact. Many impartial observers think this Arsenal side is the best English side in history.

Tens of thousands of Arsenal fans celebrated in the streets and pubs of north London last night, though not those parts of north London populated by Tottenham followers, who had hoped their side would at least dent their bitter derby opponents' unbeaten record.

Also last night, Arsenal striker Thierry Henry collected the Player of the Year award for his extraordinary goal scoring exploits that have been instrumental in guiding the Gunners to the Premiership crown.




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