Ahead of Sunday’s game against Arsenal, Wayne Rooney has reflected on the two goals he’s scored against the Gunners to end their unbeaten runs. The first was for Everton when he scored that wonder goal and the second was in 2004 when they had gone 49 games without losing.
“Arsenal do crop up quite often,” said Rooney. “It is a bit weird. I am sure they must be sick of the sight of me at times. That first goal for Everton does seem like a long time ago. It was obviously a special goal for me, plus they were 32 games unbeaten. And I will always remember the 2004 game. There had been a lot of hype around it because of what happened the year before with Ruud van Nistelrooy. That was as tense as I ever remember it before a game. Arsenal were a fantastic team and it was a great feeling to beat them 2-0 and end that record.”
Arsenal fans still cry about our victory over them in 2004. None of them mention the penalty we weren’t awarded that day though. Funny that.