Arsenal line-up: The last time Arsene Wenger played three in defence Mon, April 17, 2017
Click to reveal the Arsenal line-up the last time they played three at the back (3-1 win over Derby, 1997)
Play slideshow Getty Images 1 of 14
Arsenal line-up, the last time they played three in defence (3-1 v Derby, 1997)
Arsene Wenger stunned Arsenal fans tonight with a bizarre team selection and brand new formation, though it's not the first time he's deployed a back three.
The last time it happened was during a 3-1 victory over Derby County in May 1997, a week before current ace Alex Iwobi was born.
It was a very different time and team back then before Thierry Henry kick-started his career at Highbury.