How they have loved to poke fun and laugh at Arsenal in recent years as we failed to win any major piece of silverware from the 2005 FA cup win over Manchester United on penalties until that dramatic fightback from 2-0 down to beat Hull City at Wembley last May.
The media just loved to bang on about our annual `Wenger trophy´ and the fans of rival clubs took up the call gleefully, conveniently forgetting that Arsene Wenger actually achieved amazing things by keeping us in the elite European competition with some heavy financial shackles and serious pressure to deal with.
As well as the kudos of being in the Champions League and the attraction it holds for current players or transfer targets, the money the Gunners earned every season was a big help in getting us out of debt quicker and allowing Wenger to now spend big money on players like Alexis and Ozil.
Of course we all love a trophy but the league is the real test of a club´s standing and the Premier League is as tough as they come. Once again Arsenal are heading for the Champions League and the Daily Mail have reported that the benefits are set to increase significantly.
UEFA are set to increase their prize money by nearly 50 percent next season and that is not to be sniffed at. English clubs will also share a bigger portion of the increased TV money because of the BT sport deal and the difference between what the Champions League and Europa League clubs receive will get bigger as well. Anyone fancy another Wenger trophy?