By Ian Ladyman for MailOnline
Published: 22:33 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 00:09 GMT, 2 December 2019
However bad things seem right now at Arsenal, they may yet get worse.
The decision to dismiss Unai Emery as manager feels like the right one. The Spaniard is undoubtedly a talented coach and will prosper again but the longer he spent in the Premier League the more uncomfortable he looked and sounded.
The worry for Arsenal now is that their best players will follow him out of the door.
Arsenal fear their top stars will be forced to consider their futures if their struggles continue
Arsene Wenger did not leave a balanced squad when he finally stepped down in the summer of 2018. To rebuild and reshape Arsenal was one of the challenges facing Emery and the club's recruitment team and it has proved beyond them.
Aubameyang is undoubtedly the greater talent, a player good enough to play in any team in Europe. Lacazette can be dangerous too, though, and it says much for the sheer lack of direction and quality around them that a team with these two available to it has fared so dismally in recent times.
Aubameyang is 30 while Lacazette is two years younger. So they are not young for forwards. They are in their prime but may not be for long. Neither player has won much — a domestic cup each in Germany and France — and