OTD Arsenal beat Sunderland on way to 3rd Double


On 30 March 2002, Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-0 on the way to their third Double.

In 2002, Arsenal completed their third club Double – second under Arsene Wenger.

On the way, the Gunners beat Sunderland 3-0 at Highbury as part of a 13-match winning steak with goals from Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and Sylvain Wiltord.

They would go on to win every single Premier League match from then until the end of the season, including their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford 1-0.

Come May, Arsenal were clear at the top of the table, seven points above Liverpool in second, 10 ahead of United and 16 above Newcastle in fourth.

The Gunners also won the FA Cup, beating Chelsea 2-0 in the final, a trophy Arsenal would go on to win again the following season, after previously beating Watford, Liverpool, Gillingham, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

Those were the days, eh?

Elsewhere, Arsenal were knocked out of the League Cup by Blackburn Rovers and the second group stage of the Champions League by Juventus.