May 11th 2005 was both a memorable and emotional day for Arsenal for quite a number of reasons. As revealed by Arsenal.com, the Gunners thrashed Premier League rivals Everton a staggering 7-0, arguably their biggest win of the season. Secondly, this was the last time Arsenal played in their famous red and white kit at Highbury, as they were set to move to the newly constructed Emirates Stadium.
True to the occasion, Arsene Wenger’s side gave the colours a perfect send off with a brilliant display of attacking football, registering what has remained the biggest win ever under the French manager.
An inspired Dennis Bergkamp displayed a telepathic performance, creating the opening two goals before bagging one himself in the second half. Edu – who was in his last season for Arsenal – converted from a spot-kick, much to the roar and applause from the North Bank.
France international Robert Pires scored a brace while the trio of Patrick Vieira, Robin van Perise and Mathieu Flamini all scored a goal apiece to finish off the game at 7-0. The Official website recognises that the next time we wore the red and white shade was at the 60,000 seated Emirates Stadium in North London.