If there was one single thing that we all know about last season it is that the Arsenal defence needs a massive overhaul and you would hope that the club thinks the same thing.
But the latest news about Laurent Koscielny is one of concern I must admit.
It is being reported that the club is considering opening up talks with the 33-year-old about a contract extension that will see him end his career at the Emirates.
Now, I have no doubts that some of you will be sentimental and some will argue that his experience will serve us well but that then ignores the fact that he has been a poor captain and is well past his best.
If Arsenal wants to send out the wrong signal then this is the perfect way to do it.
Koscielny has been a great servant and he deserves immense respect but he no longer offers us anything in defence, he is a liability and we have to be brutal if we are to turn things around.
His so-called experience did us absolutely no good at the end of the season so why would it be of any use to us next season?
Apparently, at least four clubs are interested in signing the Frenchman. Lyon Rennes, Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan have all been linked with him at various times and it was expected he would depart this summer.
But Arsenal slapping a ridiculous £10 Million price tag on him has put them all off, I mean, who the hell is going to pay that amount of money for a 33-year-old that is in decline?
I know some of you will disagree passionately with me but I see no justification for offering Koscielny another contract. I don’t want to be cruel but he is just not good enough anymore and keeping him tells me the club have learned nothing and their ambition is very questionable.