The season is not yet over, we can still qualify for the Champions League and add silverware to the cabinet but most Arsenal fans will tell you that this will have been a dismal season even if we win the Europa League.
It is, of course, huge to win a European trophy but what we have seen over the last month or so has been unacceptable and has highlighted the deep-rooted problems we have and winning silverware will not erase those problems going forward.
If we think we can go into next season with this squad and manager and expect a different outcome we are fooling ourselves.
Our rivals will strengthen and so must we but first and foremost we have to analyse what went wrong and who is responsible for that.
If we do not do that how can we be expected to make the necessary changes to ensure that we do not collapse again in the future?
The first person we must be looking at surely has to be the owner Stan Kroenke, he holds the purse strings and he did not support Unai Emery in the transfer market.
Then there is the manager, the buck stops with him in terms of team performance and his rotation policy, team selection and tactics have left many of us baffled. If he is unable to get the best from these players then who else is expected to?.
The players are the ones on the field of play, there is no excuse for what they have done in terms of performance, no manager or owner can mitigate for a player that misses a crucial penalty, misses a sitter, wanders around the field in a lazy uninterested manner, gets sent off, misplaces a pass and generally performs badly.
If it is the owner that is ultimately responsible then he needs to sell up, if it is the manager he then needs to be replaced, if it is the players then they need to be sold and if it is all three then we are in more trouble than I ever thought possible.