Arsenal and Arsene Wenger may well be receiving plenty of grief again this season, but Tottenham fans have been reminded of an unhappy drought of their own.
It’s been 3,284 days without a trophy for them, dating back to their 2008 League Cup triumph under Juande Ramos, and the worst part of it is that it now exceeds the barren run that Arsenal went through between 2005 and 2014.
It’s been a torrid time for the Gunners faithful this week, with criticism and question marks being raised over Wenger following their heavy defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
As they await a decision from the Frenchman on his future with his current contract set to expire in the summer, they at least have something to hold against their bitter north London rivals as they look to try and finish above them again this season.
Arsenal’s run dated back to their 2005 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, before they eventually picked up another trophy with a win over Hull City in 2014’s final.
Meanwhile, Tottenham haven’t been able to follow up that win over Chelsea in the League Cup final in 2008, as they are arguably an example for ‘pro Wenger’ supporters who would argue that changes in management don’t necessarily fix anything.
Both teams will be desperate to lift the FA Cup this season as while Arsenal have it all to do in Europe, Spurs have a 1-0 deficit to overturn in their Europa League tie with Gent.
With Chelsea looking strong favourites to win the Premier League title, the race will be on again to see if Tottenham can finally finish above their rivals and at least have something to celebrate when the two clubs are put up against each other.