Arsenal's title challenge was somewhat predictably fallen apart in recent weeks, and Arsene Wenger's side are now in serious danger of losing fourth place in the Premier League, after their terrible 3-0 loss at Everton on Sunday reduced their lead over the Toffees to just one point - and Roberto Martinez's side still have a game in hand to come.
With the Premier League crown now out of reach, the Gunners have just one more shot at ending a nine-year trophy drought, with a place in the FA Cup final up for grabs this weekend against Wigan. The lack of silverware at the club is becoming a huge concern, and playmaker Santi Cazorla admitted that if the club don't start competing for trophies, he will consider his options.
"The defeat against Stoke finished us. You can't lose against Stoke if you aspire to be the next champion. We haven't got a winning mentality. We have to believe in ourselves (more). Sometimes you can get used to not fighting, but we can't do that - Arsenal is and will always be a historic football club, we have to look forward," said Cazorla.
"I want titles and that is why I came to Arsenal. Every football player wants to win titles. We've gone many years without winning one. And if not, what I'll look for in my next destination is to have the chance to win. I don't want to close doors. I've a contract with Arsenal for two more seasons. When I'm turning 31, I'll evaluate myself and I'll choose the best option. In which case, I would be delighted to come back [to Spain]," he added.
Whilst Cazorla hinted at a return to La Liga, there may be a move in England that makes sense - Manchester City.
The likes of Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri have all made the controversial move to leave North London in order to sign up at the Etihad Stadium, and given Cazorla's relationship with City boss Manuel Pellegrini, the diminutive Spaniard could well be the latest.
The pair have worked together at Villarreal and Malaga, with Cazorla admitting that Chilean Pellegrini - not Wenger - is the most influential manager he's had in his career, whilst the former Real Madrid boss recently cursed Arsenal's ability to count on the 29-year-old having harnessed his ability at two different clubs, and seen Cazorla become a key player with both.
City probably wouldn't need to sign someone like Cazorla, as they already have David Silva, Jesus Navas and former Arsenal man Nasri competing for places in the starting line-up, but considering just how highly Pellegrini rates Cazorla, there could well be another bid from Eastlands finding its way to the Emirates Stadium as Cazorla chases silverware that, right now, Arsenal can't offer him.