Arsene Wenger has now announced his belief that his Arsenal side are out of the title race - as a 2-2 draw with Swansea City yesterday left them trailing in the wake of the swashbuckling Liverpool, dynamic Manchester City and powerful Chelsea.
In fact - they need to start looking over their shoulders. North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are on the prowl while Everton are on the warpath in the hunt for a Champions League place.
It would certainly be somewhat embarrassing if, after being in the title run-in for most of the season, the Gunners slipped to fifth or even potentially sixth in the league table - but with their injury problems and current downbeat mood around the club it is genuine possibility.
So Santi Cazorla is already having something of a bad day - which makes you wonder why he would have retweeted this pic.
Robi Toral (@RobiToral) March 26, 2014
That is little Santi when he was a kid, and about the same size as he is today by the looks of things.
The pic was uploaded by his former Real Oviedo youth team-mate Robi Toral who currently plays for Tercera Division outfit CD Lealtad - a small club playing at the fourth tier of the Spanish football system.
Cheers mate - but at least it was a nice message from an old friend.
Congratulations @RealOviedo always proud to have defended that shirt with great friends! @#19Scazorla RealOviedo pic.
And Santi must have liked it.
I mean he did retweet it after all…