Arsenal are enduring their toughest time as a football club in decades, and much of the blame is being placed on their manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman has been the subject of protests in recent seasons, and a section of the fans even moved to crowdfund a plane to fly over the match against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend in order to voice their clear wish for him to quit the club.
Our campaign did not start as badly as it has turned out however, and the clearest difference between the then and now, is the attitude, confidence and fight on show from our players.
Some could say the opening half of the term were one of our best of the last decade, with Alexis Sanchez starring in a newfound central striking role, Mesut Ozil finding his goalscoring boots, and with us winning our Champions League group for only the second time since 2010.
The ongoing contract sagas involving both key men Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been going on since the previous campaign, and earlier in the year, were believed to have been nearing their ends.
Amidst our dreadful midseason however, reports have claimed that the Chilean star has told his team-mates that he will be leaving this summer, raising further doubts over Ozil’s future, as well as many speculating further to hint that Hector Bellerin and others could also push for an exit.
The drama doesn’t stop with the speculation however, and in recent matches we have seen a distinct problem plastered over the face of our top goalscorer, while the German playmaker has been missing from action in recent weeks with various excuses.
It seems to me that Sanchez is disrupting the whole dressing room, leaving our club to fall out of the title race, and are now on course to miss out on a top four finish for the first time since 1995.
Yes the former Barcelona man is our leading goalscorer, and has been key in our positive start to the year, but it seems as if he believes he is bigger than the club, and his disregard for his fitness in playing regardless of injury for his country, is pure disrespèct.
Is Alexis deliberately pulling our club down? Is it Wenger’s fault that the Chilean wants to leave or does he get bored after so long with each club?