Arsenal have been accused of lacking leadership following their self-destruction in midweek, and their lack of permanent captain is proving frustrating.
Dean Saunders this week claimed that the Gunners are most in need of a leader, who can demand more from his fellow players on the pitch, much like he has witnessed first-hand from Patrick Vieira previously.
Our side imploded last Wednesday following the loss of Laurent Koscielny to injury, which left Kieran Gibbs to wear the armband, an occurrence which left many bemused.
Petr Cech would likely have received the armband had he not been on the bench for the tie, but would the former Chelsea man have been able to rally the troops?
One goalkeeper who has certainly been seen giving some famous fired up battle cries is Joe Hart. The 29 year-old has been discarded by new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola this season, and is claimed to be available in the summer for a reasonably priced £20 Million.
The England Number One is currently spending the year with Torino in Serie A on loan, but is too good between the sticks to be left in lurch, and a move appears likely, especially if his parent club have decided on a price for him.
Our current first-choice Petr Cech has come under-fire in recent weeks, even before his devastating performance against former side Chelsea in the Premier League, which has all but ended our possible title hopes this term.
Those calling for Ospina to displace him in the league may now have to reconsider their stance having watched the Colombian ship five goals last Wednesday, and the reaction may now be to demand a new goalkeeper this summer, and Hart looks a great place to start the search.
The likelihood that Liverpool could be our biggest rivals for his signature should also prove a boost, with our club surely looking a much more attractive prospect.
Do Arsenal need Hart? Could he bring the much-needed fight and leadership that we lack?