Has Arsene Wenger shaken hands with his Arsenal successor?
The Frenchman has a loyal army, perhaps depleted in numbers but still with a collective voice, who bark his achievements with pride whenever there is a mere mention that he could - or, more specifically, should - be replaced at the Emirates Stadium; a house that he built.
Yes, the Gunners chief has kept his team within the top four since he first arrived at N5. Yes he has continually marched his side into the Champions League every season, thereby securing a significant source of revenue for the club as well as providing an influential negotiating point with targeted players during transfer windows.
Yes, he was the engineer of the stadium move from Highbury to Ashburton Grove, liberating Arsenal from the shackles of a 38,500 capacity ground and into a lucrative European-style arena.
Yes, Arsene developed his own brand of football, Wengerball, a style that has reaped a number of highlight reel performances that will live long in North London memory: the 5-1 demolition of Internazionale in Milan and the shock 2-0 defeat of Bayern Munich in Germany, for instance.
And Wenger was responsible for the nurturing of the club's record goalscorer Thierry Henry, for the developing of the best skipper since Tony Adams; Patrick Vieira and for providing a new British spine in Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott.
However, the club are at a cross-roads.
If they keep Wenger, the club and it's global fan-base, must come to terms with the fact that they are - and always will be under Arsene's rule - a top four team. That's it.
But if they replace him with a manager blessed with tactical nous then the foundations are in place (ones Wenger built) for this Arsenal to fully realise their potential.
Arsenal's position in the Premier League throughout this season shows they are amongst the best in the country, yet their results against their rivals show the gulf in match-day decision-making. One heavy loss (6-3 to Manchester City) is an aberration, but multiples (5-1 to Liverpool, 6-0 to Chelsea and 3-0 to Everton) is a trend.
And it needs to be bucked.
Some fans, though, have spoken. There is a solution within the Premier League and that is the very man who masterminded their most recent humbling; Roberto Martinez.
Wonderkid Ross Barkley recently spoke of Martinez's focus on tactics… his methodology… and how there was a far greater focus on that side of the sport than anything they had done with previous managerial incumbent David Moyes, now struggling at Manchester United.
Martinez, like Wenger, has a specific ideology when it comes to play: he instructs his team to play with possession, to enjoy the attack yet, unlike Wenger, he is multi-dimensional. The fact that Romelu Lukaku - the ultimate stereotype of a centre forward - was shifted out wide, that Steven Naismith played as a withdrawn forward, confused the Arsenal players, who were continually exposed and Wenger failed to adapt.
Imagine an Arsenal side with the same players, but bossed by someone who got results in the big games, unlike Wenger. Would you accept the swap, or settle for more disappointments in the significant matches in a season?