Leicester City are Premier League champions and, in north London, work is already underway to make sure it doesn’t happen again next season.
The Foxes will also be working hard all summer but they have the big prize of English football in their hands and it’s down to everyone else to take it from them.
That will be made slightly easier, though, by their European involvement after the summer break. Playing in the Champions League will require a huge effort twice a week and the players won’t get two days a week off like they’ve been given this time around.
“Leicester will struggle. Their game is not based on possession and that demands huge physical resources,” Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger said to beIN Sport.
By finishing second on the final day of the season on Sunday, the Gunners confirmed their place in the Champions League group stage for a 19th consecutive season – Wenger knows a thing or two about the difficulties of playing twice a week.
“If you play at Barcelona on Wednesday night, you have to fight for every single ball and again on the Saturday in the Premier League then of course it will be difficult.
“I cannot predict what the future of Leicester is, but the only thing I can say is it’s much more difficult once you play in competitions like the Champions League.”
There will be additions to Claudio Ranieri’s squad for next season – there has to be – but that won’t make things too much easier. New players will have to integrate into a side which functions superbly together right now.
Though he is sure the Champions League will make things harder for Ranieri’s men, Wenger was eager to give credit to them for their incredible achievement.
“What they have done, they have done. No-one can take it away from them. It’s an amazing story.
“Leicester only lost three games and to only lose three games is an absolutely remarkable achievement.”