Welcome to this week’s installment of the Classic Shot.

Today’s classic image is of a trophy which meant more than silverware.

Back in May 2004, the Premier League commissioned a special trophy to mark Arsenal’s achievement of winning the title by going through the entire 2003/04 league season unbeaten. The trophy was a golden version of the Premier League trophy presented to every champion on the final day of that season.

Indeed, no club other than Arsenal FC owns this one of a kind trophy. And at the time of the feat, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said:

“This award has been under consideration for some time, though the board of the Premier League felt it was inappropriate to come to a decision as to how to honour this achievement before Saturday’s game, as it would have prejudged the outcome of a match.”

“Arsenal’s remarkable achievement has crowned what has been another season of top-class football with some of the game’s finest players displaying the blend of skill, passion and commitment that makes the Premier League the most watched domestic league competition in the world.

golden trophy

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