Arsenal fans mocked by Cole over trophy drought

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Certain Arsenal fans appeared to be given a taste of their own medicine after they seemed to be mocked by Joe Cole over their recent lack of trophy success during last night's clash with West Ham.

According to The Daily Mail, Cole was taunted by a section of the Gunners support prior to the Premier League tie at the Emirates Stadium and appeared to respond in kind by pretending to lift a trophy above his head.

That is something that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal - who eventually beat West Ham by a comfortable 3-1 scoreline following a brace from Lukas Podolski and a quite brilliant effort from the much-maligned Olivier Giroud - have not been able to do since they triumphed over Manchester United in the 2005 FA Cup final.

However, such jibes over that paltry record may soon cease, with Arsenal set for their biggest chance at securing silverware in almost a decade when they meet top-flight rivals Hull City at Wembley in the latest cup final next month.

Securing their place in that final wasn't easy, either, with the Gunners having to outlast plucky Championship promotion chasers and cup holders Wigan Athletic in a penalty shootout on Saturday evening.

As for Cole, meanwhile, he did make it on to the field during Monday night's defeat, replacing the frustrating Stewart Downing with around 12 minutes of normal time remaining.

Although his actions suggest he was more than up for the occasion, Cole - who won a Premier League/Cup double with Chelsea under the reign of Carlo Ancelotti in 2010 - wasn't able to provide too much of a discernible impact for his team.

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