After Aaron Ramsey helped Arsenal to a 3-0 win over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium last night he was probably straight on the phone to his old china plate Ray Parlour in order to organise golf for the following day, today.
After his round of stick and ball with former midfield favourite Parlour, Ramsey told Sky Sports that he - and probably the playing roster as a whole - cannot help but wonder what could have been this season.
Out of all the Premier League title chasers, it was Arsenal who led for the majority of the season yet the club came unstuck at the turn of the year when a combination of Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil all succumbed to injury within a six-week period.
The absences from their elite-level players ultimately cost the Gunners their hold on the top spot in the division and they now appear a lock for fourth place.
"We've had a lot of injuries to key players at almost the same time which has affected us but that's football, things happen like that," said Ramsey, 23, who has flourished in the box-to-box position.
"You have thoughts going through your mind over what could have been but we're where we are, we're in the final and in with the chance of winning some silverware this year."
Arsenal take on Hull City at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final on Saturday, May 17.