As fans, we have a certain amount of responsibility as custodians of the club, to ensure it reflects and respects its history, its foundations and its community.
It is Jack and the Beanstalk brought to life; the priceless Arsenal cow long nurtured traded for the magic beans of the European Super League. At least Jack ended up with a beanstalk and an adventure...
We have sacrificed our soul in the pursuit of extra millions and a place in which to place our snout in the trough.
The reality is that we only managed a point. It wasn't the best performance you'll ever see from an Arsenal side but it wasn't especially bad. It was very much a performance that reflects not only our season but also our current situation with injuries and the European focus.
Have we taken a step forward or a step back?
How many times in recent memory have Arsenal had a match wrapped-up inside half-an-hour?
Ahead of Thursday night's must-win clash at Salvia Prague, Mikel Arteta has a big decision to make: does he start Aubameyang or Lacazette?
Somehow, it always feels like we are playing football and juggling venomous snakes at the same time.
If nothing else, the run of fixtures we have between now and the end of the season could provide us with some much-needed answers.
having toiled long and hard to earn even that meagre breakthrough, we threw it away in a manner it seems only this side is capable of.