Many Arsenal fans have expressed their discontent over our lack of trophies, but Arsene Wenger claims there are more important things than medals, as reported by the Daily Mail.
We experienced a real trophy drought over the last decade, and have come in for a lot of criticism from the media, rival fans, and from those within our own ranks. We finally ended that barren run with a cup win last year however.
Winning the FA Cup last season was obviously hugely important to both Wenger and Arsenal, but the Frenchman admitted that he is far more focused on the future rather than past victories.
“Medals, I don’t even know where there are,” he continued.
“That tells you that I don’t look back. The human side of the game is more important to me as opposed to the medals.
“I prefer a box of memories. In this job, you have a big influence in people’s lives, they have a big influence in your life as well.
“At the top top level, these are special people – that remains longer with you than the medal, it’s not the only thing that matters.
“You want to think you can have a positive influence on people lives, the club and the style of play.”
It’s great that the manager is looking towards the future, and hopefully he will have another FA Cup medal to misplace come the end of the season.
We will need to start with a win over Manchester United on Monday, which would see us into the semi-finals once again. United and Liverpool are our biggest rivals left in the competition, so knocking Louis van Gaal’s side out at Old Trafford would be a huge boost to our chances.