All our eggs are in one basket now that the top-four is basically out of reach, but even if Arsenal win the Europa League it is just papering over the cracks.
Let’s start right at the very top with the owner Stan Kroenke, he is not backing the club financially when all our competitors are set to spend significant amounts in the summer transfer window, and that is not sustainable long term.
Then there is the manager Unai Emery, his away record this season in the Premier League was woeful, his tactics questionable, team selection confusing and his rotation policy is nonsensical.
Then there is the team – and where does one start there?
There is no world class player, all our closest rivals have at least one world class player (Man Utd apart) and in some cases two or three, we have none.
Put it this way, how many of our defenders would get into the Man City, Liverpool or even Tottenham teams?
Would any of our midfielders get into those same teams? Nope.
Our so-called best player Mesut Ozil is a disgrace to the label best player and that is being polite.
Our frontline is decent but they have come up short too many times. Far too many misses at critical times have cost us dearly and we cannot hide from that fact.
I would estimate that we need to replace at least seven first-team players, we have some youngsters that should be bloodied and used more often, Liverpool does it, Tottenham do it, so why not us?
Yup, winning the Europa League would be great for sure but unless there is a massive clearout of average players, the manager getting his strategy right and the owner investing some serious money into the team, all we will be doing is papering over the cracks and kidding ourselves we are a big club.