The calls for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal are once again behind heard loudly at the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners falling to overcome another major hurdle.
A woeful performance in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City made it far too easy for Pep Guardiola’s side to clinch their first piece of silverware of the season, whilst leaving Arsenal empty-handed.
It takes Arsenal’s tally of defeats since the start of 2018 to six and the Gunners have now lost three of their last four games in all competitions, a run that includes a north London derby defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and a shocking Europa League loss to Swedish minnows Ostersunds.
Arsenal therefore have plenty of work to do to get back to their best, and things look bleak with ties against Manchester City and AC Milan right around the corner, which suggests a difficult few months ahead.
Wenger penned a new two-year deal last summer, bringing an end to months of uncertainty, but there has been suggestions that he could leave at the end of the current season- and the Frenchman himself has cast doubt on his future.
With the Gunners now ten points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the Premier League standings, a return to the Champions League next season looks to be out of reach for Arsenal- unless they can win the Europa League this season.