We have sacrificed our soul in the pursuit of extra millions and a place in which to place our snout in the trough.
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?
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.
For all their pluck in the current campaign, Slavia Prague are not Real Madrid so failing to get a result will be a huge blow.
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With European ties of much greater important to come, is this a fixture too far for Arsenal and Liverpool?
This campaign has been so stuffed with remarkable redemption arcs, you'd be laughed out of the TV studios if you tried to pitch it as a script.
Is that doable? Given that we play five of the current bottom six before the end of the campaign, as well as Crystal Palace, who currently sit in the bottom half, it is absolutely possible.