Cult Heroes; every club has players from the past who particularly stand out and are remembered for many reasons. A cult hero is admired by a relatively small audience, but remains influential all the same. Here at Shoot! we want to give these players the appreciation they deserve.
Former Arsenal hero Lauren turns 40 today, so, first things first Happy Birthday from everyone here at Shoot!
The ex-Arsenal and Pompey man definitely falls into the category of Cult Hero.
The 40-year-old made over 230 appearances for the Gunners over a seven year spell in north London, winning two league titles and four FA Cups.
The Cameroon international will forever me immortalised in the Arsenal history books as being one of the Invincibles who won the league in 2004 without a loss to their name.
The defender, however, is not one of those names that roll off the tongue of fans outside of north London when they recall that squad.
With 32 league appearances in that season, however, Lauren is more than deserving of credit and will forever be remembered as a cult hero at Arsenal.