Not only has it been hard for the Arsenal fans to have to deal with the transition from being arguably the best team ever in the Premier League, with the invincible team of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and all, to the financial restrictions leaving Arsene Wenger fighting for a top four spot every season, but those barren years without a trophy have seen the Arsenal squad come to consist of players that were not used to winning things.
That is why everyone thought the summer signing of the Czech Republic number one Petr Cech was so important, for his experience of winning major honours as well as his ability between the sticks. Our two back to back FA cup triumphs have helped of course, but the marathon that is the Premier League is a different beast altogether.
However, people may have forgotten that Cech is not the only Gunner that has experienced the joy of winning a league title. Arsenal do have a few more winners in our squad and they are players in key areas and hopefully that will help us to confound the critics and rid ourselves of the over used tag of being unable to see the season through.
Olivier Giroud, now the first choice centre forward again thanks to his form and the injury to Walcott might be the most important of these players because when he fired Montpellier to the French Ligue 1 title they had never won it before.
We also have the creator in chief Mesut Ozil, who did help Real Madrid to break Barcelona´s La Liga dominance before he left. And Alexis Sanchez did not do his silverware collection any damage during his time at the Nou Camp. So can these stars with experience of league success help the likes of Cazorla and Coquelin to keep the high level of performance and results and give us Arsenal fans the title we want?