Last October a book was released entitled 'Invincible: Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season' which featured interviews with several members of the Arsenal team that managed to go that entire Premier League season undefeated.
But one player was missing from the book, Ashley Cole.
That has led to a continued fractured relationship with Arsenal fans, who have dubbed him 'Cashley' ever since.
Yesterday he took to Twitter to explain why he decided not to participate in Amy Lawrence's book, posting:
People asking why I'm not in the #Invincibles book I thought it would be for the best. I didn't think fans would want it,— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) February 24, 2015
But I will never forget my times at arsenal and the amazing achievements I accomplished there with great people— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) February 24, 2015
But in light of the Tweets from Cole, who now plays for AS Roma in Italy, another 'Invincible' has come out to make it clear that Cole was a highly valued member of that team.
Jens Lehmann kept sticks that season and the former Arsenal goalkeeper also used Twitter to convey his gratitude and support to his former team-mate Cole last night:
Ashley Cole @TheRealAC3 played a very important part for us in 2003/2004 and was the best left back in football for years.— Jens Lehmann (@jenslehmann) February 24, 2015
The German, who is still revered as a cult hero at The Emirates, was clearly not afraid to risk the wrath of the odd bitter Arsenal fan out there who still begrudge Cole for his Chelsea switch in 2006.
Although you would find it hard to find many an Arsenal fan who did not agree about the importance of Cole in that remarkable season.