Retaining the FA cup trophy was fantastic for Arsenal. It gave us fans something to celebrate and the performance proved that the players have got rid of that building pressure to win a trophy that nearly saw us throw away another chance against Hull City at Wembley a year ago.
But I think it tells you everything that many Arsenal stars including Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the club captain Mikel Arteta almost immediately began to talk about the quest for the Premier League title next season. That is the one we really want.
We can argue until we are blue in the face that the injury problems Arsene Wenger has had to deal with in the last two years were the main reason for the Gunners falling short, but until we actually lift that trophy that we have not had in north London since the invincibles won it, those claims will sound like excuses.
Jose Mourinho agreed in his own way by making a joke about us wanting the season to run from January and his Chelsea side will probably be the team to beat again next time, so we need to get a good start. What better way than beating the Blues in the Community Shield?
That will be the next real game of any meaning for Arsenal and although it does not affect the Premier League as such, I think the mental boost and belief it would give our players to win should not be underestimated. Plus I think it is vital for Wenger to end that run of games without a victory over his arch enemy, preferably before we meet them in the league. Could this be the most important Community Shield game ever?