Petit admits current Liverpool side are more impressive than Arsenal's invincibles

Emmaniel Petit believes the current Liverpool side ‘have something special’ and are more impressive than Arsenal’s famed ‘Invincibles’ team.

The former Gunners midfielder has been discussing the qualities of Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders, Liverpool currently 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League following a record-breaking start to the season.

The Merseyside club’s success comes after winning the Champions League last season, and while they recently surrendered their long-unbeaten run with a 3-0 loss to Watford, Petit believes the Reds are a ‘more impressive’ outfit than the Arsenal side which went an entire league campaign unbeaten 16 years ago.

“I have huge respect for my old team-mates, but when I look at Liverpool, and what they have been doing for the past two years,” Petit told the Mirror.

“People are looking at them now because last year they won a European trophy, but really they have been like this for the past two or three years.

“It’s amazing what they are doing – it is rare to see a team winning so many games and being so dominant against their opponents all the time.

“They were both great teams in history, but for me this Liverpool team have something special. It is hard to explain what I feel when I look at Liverpool, but I don’t remember thinking the same way when I was looking at the Invincibiles.

“They have impressed me more than Arsenal’s Invincibles.

“I am pretty sure Arsenal fans won’t be happy with that. But I have to be honest. When I look at this team, the motivation, the intensity, so many talented players. Something is different with them.”

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