27 February 2002 | Champions League | Second Group Stage
The Gunners had gleaned four points from their opening three fixtures in the Champions League second group stage when Bayer Leverkusen were the visitors to Highbury in 2002. It was a clash Arsenal needed to win.
Bayer Leverkusen, the new leaders of the German league, were literally left standing by the pace and sweep of Arsenal’s play. They simply could not keep up with the slickness of the mental and physical processes that enabled Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Thierry Henry and Sylvain Wiltord to draw and quarter their defence with an almost embarrassing frequency.
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