The left-back played a key role in the club’s 2003-04 title triumph, as they went through the season unbeaten, but was left out of the story recounting the historic campaign
Ashley Cole has explained that he chose not to participate in a book recounting Arsenal’s ‘Invincible’ season because he feared a backlash from the club’s supporters.
Cole spent eight years at the Gunners and was a key figure at left-back as the club won the Premier League title in 2003-04 without losing a game, winning 26 and drawing 12.
However, the current Roma full-back left Arsenal for Chelsea in 2006 and, with his departure leaving a sour taste, Cole says he felt it best that he was left out of Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s Unbeaten 2003-04 Season.
“People asking why I’m not in the #Invincibles book I thought it would be for the best. I didn’t think fans would want it,” he wrote on Twitter.
“But I will never forget my times at Arsenal and the amazing achievements I accomplished there with great people.”
Cole won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his time with the Gunners.