Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can do very little to salvage any pride from what looks like another trophy-less season after last week's humiliating 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The last-16 first-leg loss exposed the lack of strength in depth which was also to blame for the team's exit in the Capital One Cup and more recently the FA Cup where they lost out to Championship side Blackburn.
While the Bundesliga giants had the luxury of bringing on Dutch international Arjen Robben and Germany striker Mario Gomez in the second half, Arsenal had no one to turn to but Olivier Giroud and the rusty Tomas Rosicky.
As things stand, Arsenal is headed for an eighth consecutive season without a trophy and I can't help but question whether Wenger is indeed still the right man for the job.
Wenger is held in huge respect, affection too, but past achievements cannot act as a shield against present realities.
It's true that the Frenchman turned round the club's fortunes when he arrived in 1996; winning three league titles (1998, 2002 and 2004) and four FA Cups. However, the long trophy drought is testament that he has run out of ideas.
With Arsenal's shaky defence and weak attack, I don't see them overturning their two-goal deficit at the Allianz Arena in three week's time.
In fact, not even a 2-0 win in Munich will suffice for Wenger's team that has clearly shown that they are no longer the elite team they were in Europe. The gulf in class against Bayern was clear for everyone to see.
At this point, it's hard to feel sorry for Wenger considering the fact that Arsenal's lack of depth is entirely his own making. For the last two seasons, the Frenchman has been given money to spend and yet decided not to.
Wenger, it's time to revert to 4-4-2
As usual, Arsenal's target now is to finish inside the top four to guarantee Champions League football next season. The problem is that they have to leapfrog Tottenham who currently occupy fourth spot.
The debate about whether Wenger should stay in his job is a live one because I'm sure not even Sir Alex Ferguson would hang onto his job if he went eight seasons without a trophy at Manchester United.
When Samir Nasri crossed to Manchester City, he said that at Arsenal, he did not have to strain to get into the starting line-up. All he had to do was to stay fit. That is testament that Arsenal indeed lacks depth because at Man. City, the midfielder has stay at the top of his game to merit a place in the starting line-up let alone on the bench.
One of the reasons why Robin Van Persie moved to Manchester United was that he had outgrown a club of such limited ambitions.
It's hard to call yourself a big club when your key goal is to finish in the top four - at least that is what Wenger and Arsenal fans have become accustomed to over the last eight years.
Statistics show that since 2005 when Arsenal won their last silverware (FA Cup), 27 players who have walked out on the Gunners, have gone on to collect a combined 76 trophies. So would you blame a player for wanting to leave?