Hopefully times have totally changed for arsenal and the long suffering Arsenal fans will no longer have to se our best players like Fabregas, Nasri and the little boy inside Robin van Persie abandon north London for what looks like greener grass elsewhere.
The money situation at the club is certainly a lot better and with back to back FA cup wins in the last few years along with some decent spending in the transfer market, the players should not have4 the same worries about never winning anything.
Having said all that, even the money Arsene Wenger spent in recent years bringing in the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi looks paltry compared to the cash being splashed by rival clubs like Manchester United and Man City.
And if we do not keep up the current form and mount a decent title challenge, the expensive and most highly rated players at our club might start to look elsewhere. Not everything boils down to money though, and it appears that a lot of the Arsenal stars feel like they owe the manager something.
One of these is our great defender and key player Laurent Koscielny, who Wenger plucked from relative obscurity and helped to make one of the very best around, so The Mirror has reported our centre back declaring his deep gratitude and the sense that he needs to repay that faith.
Koscielny said, “He was the man who gave me the chance to move to a big club.
“He took the risk of buying me in a small club, and make me grow as a player and man.
“He managed his best I think I try to prove that he was right to trust me.
“I want to give him back that, but I’m not the only example, there have been many. He did a great job during his years at Arsenal.”
So it looks like at least one of the key players has no intention of leaving Arsenal, but will we be able to keep all of them?