It's 20 years since Arsene Wenger was appointed by Arsenal but European glory still eludes him. Nick Wright examines a history of underachievement on the continent and ponders the psychological effects of losing the 2006 Champions League final to Barcelona.
It was April 2006 and Jens Lehmann's 89th-minute penalty save from Villarreal's Juan Roman Riquelme had just secured Arsenal's passage to the first Champions League final in their history. The injury-hit Gunners had been struggling in the Premier League, but on the European stage their patched-up team had exceeded everybody's expectations.
Everybody's except, perhaps, Thierry Henry's. The Arsenal captain had scored five times in that extraordinary Champions League campaign, and as he reflected on their run to the final in the aftermath of the Villarreal tie, he cast his mind back to their stunning last-16 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.