20 things that have happened since Arsenal last won a trophy


Arsenal Football Club have won their first trophy in 9 years. Between then and now, here are what have happened since Arsenal last won a trophy – coincidentally, the English FA league.

2 popes have died

Jose Antonio Reyes has left Arsenal and won the Europa League three times

Smartphones have become widely available

The US elected its first black President … and re-elected him

Paul Scholes has won three Premier League titles, retired, come back won another title and retired again

Irish golfers have won seven majors

 The Playstation 3 has been released …

 The Playstation 4 has been released

 as has Lucas Neill – five times.

Pep Guardiola has retired as a player, been appointed manager of Barcelona, won 14 trophies, taken a year out, returned to management and won the Bundesliga

Roy Keane has retired from international football, left Man United, played for Celtic, become a manager, made up with Niall Quinn, managed Sunderland and Ipswich, become a pundit, been appointed assistant manager of Ireland, changed his opinion on Alex Ferguson, successfully grown a beard and shaved it off again

Robin Van Persie’s son learned how to walk and has trained with both Man United and Man City

Swansea have been promoted from League 2, League One, the Championship and have won the League Cup

Two golden orb spiders have travelled in space.

Rafa Nadal has won 12 grand slam titles

Sven Goran Eriksson has been involved as manager, director of football etc. with nine different teams

Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in The Departed, Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception, J Edgar, Django Unchained, the Great Gatsby and Wolf of Wall Street

Ryan Giggs has won ten trophies, become a coach, celebrated his 40th birthday and become manager of Man United

23 players have left Arsenal and won at least 61 trophies between them

Boko Haram insurgents have killed more than 5,000 in Nigeria


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