Arsenal and progress haven't exactly been two words you'd put together in a sentence over the last 10 years.
Most of their achievements came from successes that sat outside the football side of the business. The only open top bus parade fans had to look forward to were the ones celebrating a year of profit that usually sat against the backdrop of another young starlet shifting on to Barcelona or Manchester City.
- Mangan: Squad for Reading must be balanced
- Ox's return is in the balance, says Wenger
- Wood: Arsenal can humiliate Reading in FA Cup
- 'Exhausted' Ozil insists he is not a lazy player
- Mangan: Sanchez standout candidate for PFA award
- Wenger makes no promises on long-term No. 1
Those dark clouds have been blown away by the winds of real progress. An FA Cup final...