10 years ago Arsenal were a third of the way through a season which surely even they did not expect would become as historic as it did.
A decade on and that team of 2003/04 are referred to as the Invincibles - for becoming the first top division team in more than a century to win the title unbeaten.
Ashley Cole was a fixture in that side, the star left-back who had risen through the academy ranks, only to depart the club for rivals Chelsea over a dispute over pay two seasons later.
He is now being linked with joining up with a key member of the history-making Arsenal side, by moving to Major League Soccer.
The People claimed Cole is considering signing for New York Red Bulls, where he would be reunited with star striker Thierry Henry.
Henry is now 36, and has recently been pictured back with Arsenal, training with them to stay fit during the MLS off-season.
We doubt whether Chelsea man Cole will ever be welcome back in similar circumstances, despite his role in the Arsenal side of a decade ago.
Cole's contract at Chelsea runs down next summer, and manager Jose Mourinho recently dropped him for four games in succession after the 2-0 loss to Newcastle.
The Englishman will be able to negotiate with clubs from January, and may choose a switch abroad rather than taking a step down to another Premier League club.
Linking up with former colleague Henry may just give him an enjoyable footballing experience, away from the spotlight of the Premier League. Whether it happens will depend on how ambitious he still is and how much hw wants to achieve in European football.
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