Image of Stephen HawkingArsene Wenger (pictured) has hailed his team for once again raising the bar when it comes to letting a shot at silverware slip through their grasp.

Law of averages means Arsenal should have won a trophy this year after being in contention for  four competitions a couple of months ago. Now, after four weeks of unheralded hope-dashing and chance-dodging, they only have to fall out of the running in the Premier League to make it a clean sweep.

And despite Man United dropping points like a trainee monkey knife thrower, Arsenal have responded with as magnificent a display of bottling as BBM has ever seen. “This team has an outstanding attitude,” applauded the Frenchman after the Gunners threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Tottenham.

But Arsene warned against complacency, telling his team that if they’re not careful they could still win a trophy this year. “It’s not over. We will fight like mad for the next game. Of course we can do it,” he trumpeted.