If PGMOL really wanted to preserve fluidity of the game, it might have looked at working on its appalling implementation of VAR, which had served only to make the game a sideshow, but, alas, it settled on a re-imagining of 1990s football thuggery instead.
If our problem persist, the only way is down for this side and the only way for the manager is out of the door.
Look, it could be worse - at least our players all returned from holiday when instructed.
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.
Frustration of Wolves defeat can power Gunners to win, but Villains won't roll over.
How can Mikel Arteta make it back-to-back wins over Manchester United?
If the two Gabriels and Thomas Partey start for Arsenal tonight, can Newcastle really stand in our way?
Tonight's clash with Crystal Palace may just set the tone for the rest of our season...so what's at stake?
The cup offers a chance for Arsenal's fringe players to show what they can do and it's time some stepped up.
Having slipped down the pecking order, this weekend's FA Cup clash with Newcastle could be an opportunity to remind the manager of his talent