Philippe Senderos won one major trophy during his time in North London with Arsenal and it was the 2004/05 FA Cup title. Philippe Senderos was part of the Arsenal team that saw off Manchester United on penalties during the 2005 FA Cup final after a goalless situation at the end of 120 minutes to win the FA Cup. Arsenal and Manchester United were left to fight for the FA Cup after a new Chelsea team under Jose Mourinho won the other two domestic titles namely the Premier League and the League Cup.
Arsenal were missing star player Thierry Henry due to injury ahead of the Manchester United game in the 2005 FA Cup final. The absence of Frenchman Henry in the Arsenal attack opened an extra space which was filled by midfielder Gilberto Silva. It was a five-man midfield for the Gunners with Gilberto Silva joining Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira in the middle, while the late Jose Antonio Reyes and Robert Pires were preferred on the wings ahead of Robin Van Persie and Freddie Ljunberg. Philippe Senderos was selected to partner Kolo Toure at the heart of the Arsenal defence ahead of Sol Campbell who had just returned from injury.
Manchester United dominated the 2005 FA Cup final in terms of chances, but Arsenal were able to hold on to win the game at the end of penalty shootout. Also, Arsenal had the better of possession, but didn’t create as much opportunities as their opponents. The Gunners ended the game with ten men after Reyes was sent off on the stroke of fulltime in extra time after two yellow cards.
Paul Scholes was the villain for Manchester United after his penalty was saved by Jens Lehmann in the Arsenal goal. He was the only one to miss from the ten penalties taken by Arsenal and Manchester United players.