Former Gunner Emmanuel Petit believes that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are a better team than Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side that went an entire season unbeaten.

Liverpool are having some sort of period under Klopp. In the past eight months, the Reds have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Liverpool also possess a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, which means that two more victories would ensure the club the title.

At one point, it did look as if Liverpool were going to go unbeaten in the Premier League this season. However, a 3-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road recently ended that hope.

Arsenal supporters were the happiest to see that result occur, as it meant that they are still the only club to possess a team which went unbeaten for an entire Premier League season.

Despite the fact that the Arsenal side from 2003-04 hold a special record, Petit believes that Klopp’s side is the more impressive of the two.

“I have huge respect for my old teammates, but when I look at Liverpool, and what they have been doing for the past two years… 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,” Petit told The Mirror, as quoted by SportsMole.

“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 Invincibles.

“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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MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 18: The Liverpool team pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC at Wanda Metropolitano on February 18, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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The 2003-04 campaign was special for Arsenal, but they only accumulated 90 points. After 29 matches this season, Liverpool have 82 points registered.

A bigger points tally is more impressive than a season without defeat in my opinion. Arsenal were playing for draws at the backend of the 2003-04 campaign, rather than going for the win.

Either way, it does not really matter. Both sides will be remembered in the years to come.

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