Is it time for Arsenal to look to the future?
Whatever issues - or strengths - they have now, the serious danger of a long-term reign like Arsene Wenger's is the potential for disaster that comes when that reign is over.
Manchester United's recent plight shows that all too well. In the end, Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement did not look like something that was planned for unanimously across the board. As such, David Moyes suffered and under-performed (although that was not the only reason for some of his personal failures, of course).
As frustrating as life might be for Arsenal fans right now under Wenger, then, it might not even be a glimpse of how bad things could get when the Frenchman leaves - if a proper successor is not well-thought out.
And a perfect candidate might exist in Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. But not just because he is a good manager and the Gunners might want to take a punt on him.
An article in the Daily Mail recently discussed the possibility of whether Klopp will have grown frustrated at Dortmund in the Bundesliga due to Bayern Munich's dominance. It is, of course, purely speculation - but the theory is sound.
Just as Klopp will surely tire of having his best players stolen by the same direct rival year on year, the Gunners must surely ponder life beyond Wenger year after year. Not to would be fatal.
Frustrations have already grown at the Frenchman's seeming lack of ability to take Arsenal forward. But, putting that aside, the 65-year-old should not overstay his welcome at the Emirates Stadium simply because he does not want to do what Ferguson did - leave his successor with a team on the downturn.
That's why Klopp's problems and Arsenal's need for forward thinking come together as a perfect circle. The German would thrive at a club where he can actually go out and buy the best players - not just replacements for the best players. It could be the perfect long-term solution.