Arsenal fans can be a fickle bunch, never more than a game or two away from either planning an open-top bus parade or chartering a plane to fly an accusatory banner over the Emirates.
However, even by our standards, the last 12 months have been particularly uneven, lurching from the enthusiasm of Mikel Arteta’s appointment and an FA Cup triumph over rivals Chelsea in August to what is now our worst league start since 1974/75. The morning after another defeat, this time away at Everton, means we have taken just five points from the last ten Premier League matches. Something has to change.
Here are the five things Arteta needs to fix ASAP to get the fans – and the players – believing again.