Nine years after Patrick Vieira held the trophy aloft for Arsenal, a trophy has finally come for the club. They do say 'good things come to those who wait', and the Gunners had to do plenty of waiting.

But just what had happened in nearly a decade since Arsenal had last clinched some silverware?

Well, Swansea City back in 2005 were far from the riches of the Premier League as they sat in third place of the fourth tier of the English football. Since 2004-05, however, the club has embarked on a roller-coaster ride which has seen them rise through League One, the Championship, and they even won the League Cup against Bradford.

Before Aaron Ramsey scored that goal at Wembley, Premier League veteran Ryan Giggs managed to win five Premier Leagues, four Community Shields, three League Cups, one Champions League, one Club World Cup and become a manager. Do you still believe that nine years isn't that long?

Arsenal have lost numerous players in this time, 27 of which have amassed a total of 83 trophies. Ashley Cole alone has won nine trophies since he left the club for Chelsea in 2006.

Let's hope that the win against Hull symbolises a new dawn for Arsenal and it won't be the 2024-25 season we next see the club pick up a trophy. 

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