At the beginning of Manchester City's ascent to the Premier League summit, Arsenal were quite happy to use the newly flush club to offload stars such as Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor for large transfer fees, with Wenger having decided that they were surplus to requirements.
A couple of years on though, the Gunners were more used to the Manchester club cherry picking their French internationals, and incorporating them into a side that would go on to regularly collect silverware at the Etihad. It has been a painful process for Arsenal fans to see Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri depart for money, and as it turned out, success up north.
And now it looks like FA Cup winning French World Cup defender Bacary Sagna might also be swapping the Red and White of North London for Sky Blue.
But if it's any consolation, Arsenal, fresh from their trophy win yesterday, may end up stealing one City player back. And many will be thinking it's about time.
Micah Richards has had a frustrating few years after looking like he was destined to be the future of Manchester City, with just 18 appearances in his last couple of seasons.
With it looking increasingly likely that he will be departing Eastlands this summer, it was interesting to see the 25-year-old praise Arsenal on Twitter for "doing things the right way" upon the final whistle at Wembley.
Congrats to arsenal for the win today! A club who try do things the right way! arsene wenger the great !— Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) May 17, 2014
Richards, has already been linked with a move to join up with Arsene Wenger, and such a comment will almost certainly add fuel to the fire that the England right back is odds on to make the switch.