Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was straight to the point at his pre-match press conference yesterday, as he suggested that rival teams' failures more often than not, go under the radar.
The Gunners entertain Chelsea at the Emirates this evening in the second leg of the Caraboa Cup semi-finals as they look to book their tenth visit to Wembley in four years.
However, when asked about the prospect of another trip to Wembley, the Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson reported that Wenger was very snappy in his response - pointing out that people focus more on the teams who haven't recently featured in a final compared with those who have.
Wenger v spikey today on chance of 10th Wembley visit in 4yrs. "You celebrate some teams who've not been in a final for 25rs, yet kill us even though we have won the FA Cup 3 times in 4 years". Timeline exaggerated, but suspect general point is about Spurs/L'pool under Klopp/Poch— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) January 23, 2018
Tottenham and Liverpool are teams that have been admired in English football for their style of play under managers Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp. Despite this, the pair are yet to win any significant silverware since arriving at their respective clubs.
Wenger is right to point out the shortcomings of his rival managers given the way he has been portrayed in the media over the last few seasons, but also because he boasts several records in English football's elite cup competitions.
Although Arsenal last won the Caraboa Cup nearly twenty-five years ago, they boast the best record in the FA Cup with thirteen honours to their name.
Wednesday night's opponents Chelsea are unbeaten since the start of the New Year, but fans will be hoping that Wenger's side can succeed and put themselves in with a chance of winning a long-awaited League Cup once more.