Arsenal - a once unbeatable English club - are now seeking for gold to end their dark days without a trophy
May 21 2005 was a glorious day for all Arsenal fans, the date when Patrick Vieira lifted their last trophy and sealed another great season.
Since they've moved to Emirates Stadium, however, the showcase is empty and the fans are still waiting for the next one.
The signing of Mesut Ozil last summer promised a lot for this London club. Arsenal's fans were largely surprised by the purchase of the German, probably because the arrangement was completed just a few hours before the closing of the transfer window.
That is what the fans want - expensive transfers. It's all about the money. In recent years, Arsene Wenger seems to have had different plans. The club has got one of the best academies and youth teams in the world, so why would he spend loads of money if he can continue producing players?
Footballers like Wojciech Szczesny, Ray Parlour and Ashley Cole were all products of Arsenal's youth system.
Now, a new set of youngsters are making their way through to the team - including Serge Gnabry and Gedion Zelalem. While 16-year-olds at other clubs often play for reserve teams, these lads share their dressing room with big names.
Arsenal's best chance of winning anything this year is the FA Cup. They've beaten Liverpool ( which avenged an embarrassing Premier League loss last mont). They will face Everton in the sixth round of the competition this weekend.
This team deserves another trophy after so long without one. Will the team succeed in breaking their hoodoo? We'll have to wait and see. The atmosphere is better than ever and they truly are close.
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