It is something that has become so much the norm that Arsenal fans hardly bother to even moan about it any more, but for some reason the football media seems to take pleasure in poking fun and being disrespectful to Arsenal, much more than any club, never mind the big clubs that make their jobs possible and profitable.
I don’t know whether it is because Arsene Wenger is more mild mannered than the spiky Jose Mourinho or Alex Ferguson type of managers, or whether there is a spud fan high up in these media organisations, or maybe they are just cheesed off that Arsenal spoiled their fun by winning the FA cup last season. Oh how they loved trawling out the old `trophy drought` line.
And since when did finishing in the top four, the ultimate goal of clubs like Tottenham, Everton and now their darlings Liverpool and Man United, become something to take the mickey out of us for? Ho ho ho, the `Wenger trophy` how we laughed.
And if you want a bit more proof that the media are ant’Arsenal and Wenger, read this hatchet job in The Telegraph. It is actually double proof, because it it is about Wenger being so angered by the badgering post match questions from the BBC interviewer which prompted the Frenchman to tell his players not to answer any more questions but it turns into an attack on the man and the club. How dare he react to being asked stupid and disrespectful questions?
The report even goes on to say that Hull were desperately unlucky not to win, deftly ignoring the injustice of Flamini being blatantly fouled for their first goal. Nothing like blinkers eh Johnathan Liew? Plenty of dissecting the defence but no mention of our injury crisis and then he caps it off at the end by actually dismissing the trophy we won and ending the article with those favoured words `nine years`. Jog on mate.