The Rundown

26 things you won’t believe have happened since Arsenal last won a trophy

The Rundown

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Here they are: Arsenal, the 2005 FA Cup winners.

Let's hope the Arsenal manager enjoyed this moment, because it was the last time he saw his men win anything.

But just how long has it been? Here are a few things to put it in context:

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27 out of the League's 92 clubs have won trophies - rising to 52 if you include promotion play-off trophies

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Things that have happened since Arsenal last won a trophy

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Ryan Giggs has won five Premier Leagues, four Charity Shields, three League Cups, one Champions League, one Club World Cup and become a manager

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Things that have happened since Arsenal last won a trophy

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The iPhone was invented

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won 18 trophies with five different clubs, and subsequently had two of those titles stripped from his record due to Italy's Calciopoli scandal

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Every single club in the Football League has changed its manager, with the exception of Arsenal. And Sven Goran-Eriksson has held nine different jobs.

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

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London has been awarded the Olympics, built the Olympic Park from scratch, hosted the Olympics, decommissioned the Olympic Park and sold off all the athletes' housing, and been (reportedly) contacted by the IOC about getting the whole lot out of mothballs once more to host the 2016 Olympics if Rio drop the ball on getting things ready

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27 of the Arsenal players who have left since 2005 have won a combined 83 trophies elsewhere (that number includes Community Shields, various Super Cups, lower league titles and so on)

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There have been four different Doctor Whos: Christopher Ecclestone, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi

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1.24 billion people have been born - equivalent to almost the entire population of China - while half a billion have died, leading to an increase of around 700 million people in the world's population

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Mario Balotelli has begun his professional career, won four league titles, two domestic cups and a Champions League as well as set off fireworks in a bathroom, flung darts at youth team players because he was 'bored', lost a fight with a training bib, worn a tea cosy for a hat, become allergic to grass, thrown a suitcase at his manager, saved a young fan from school bullies, built a school in Africa, rubbed shoulders with Mafiosi in Naples, and had his Maserati filled with rotting fish

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Facebook launched in Britain, picked up over a billion users, hit a huge peak in the market that made it one of the world's most valuable companies, and is now on a downward spiral once more

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England won the Ashes for the first time in a generation, lost them in a humiliating whitewash, won them back, retained them on foreign soil, retained them again at home, then lost them once more in another humiliating whitewash

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Miley Cyrus has gone from this…

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…to this:

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…and if that doesn't make you feel old, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has gone from this…

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...to this:

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Amir Khan has turned professional, been in 32 fights, won a world title, successfully defended it five times, lost it, and set out on the path to regain it

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Luke Shaw has moved from playing for Chandlers Field Junior School in West Molesey, to the Rydens Enterprise School in Hersham, to Molesey Juniors, to Southampton, to England's U16, U17 and U21 sides, to the full England international team

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Jordan has re-named herself Katie Price, got married three times and been separated three times

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Pep Guardiola has retired from playing, gone into management, won 14 trophies with Barcelona, quit, taken a year-long sabbatical, returned to coaching, won a further three trophies with Bayern Munich. (That could be four by Saturday night - the German Cup final kicks off at 8pm)

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Rebecca Adlington took up competitive swimming seriously, won two gold medals in Beijing, plus two more medals in London, lived in the jungle for a couple of weeks and become famous for crying about her looks, and had a nose job

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Andy Murray won his first ever ATP Tour match, at Queen's in June 2005, risen to the top of the world of tennis, been written off as a serial choker after losing five Grand Slam finals, eventually broken his duck, and gone on to become the first British man since the 1930s to win Wimbledon

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Rafael Nadal has won all 13 of his Grand Slam trophies, starting in June 2005 at the French Open

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Twitter was invented as a bright idea to let groups of friends SMS each other all at once, and has gone on to pick up 500 million users worldwide

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Arsene Wenger has been paid over £60 million

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