Arsenal name same starting XI for fifth successive game for first time in 21 years - but can you name that 1994 side?

How many of that starting XI from the 90s can you remember?

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Arsene Wenger did something that hadn't happened at Arsenal in 21 years last night when he named the same starting XI for the fifth Premier League game in a row.

David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud lined up for the game against Swansea - just as they had done for the previous league matches against Hull, Chelsea, Burnley and Liverpool.

Unfortunately, the rare combination of form and fitness that had allowed Wenger to pick the same starting line-up wasn't rewarded with the victory the Gunners were looking for in their bid to finish runners-up to Chelsea. Despite a second-half of applying immense pressure on the visitors to the Emirates, a late Batafemi Gomis header saw Swansea take all three points.

Back in 1994 when Arsenal last played with the same starting XI for the fifth game in a row, they drew 1-1 with Oldham. At the same time, Chaka Demus & Pliers were at No 1 in the UK charts with Twist and Shout, John Major was Prime Minister and Philadelphia was showing at the cinema.

But who was in that starting line-up for Arsenal? Rack your brain and then click through the gallery below to find out...

Wenger was much frustrated after last night's match.

"We were unlucky I think against a team who refused to play completely and just defended," he said. "It is frustrating. We knew exactly what could happen."

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