Arsenal FC have now made their worst-ever start to a Premier League season following their 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Sunday.
The FA Cup has of course been safely tucked away in the trophy cabinet since Mikel Arteta arrived, but the Spaniard cannot continue to avoid scrutiny because of that impressive win at Wembley earlier in the year.
Wolves recovered from losing top scorer Raul Jimenez to a sickening head injury to inflict Arsenal’s third consecutive home league defeat.
The Mexican received treatment from medics for 10 minutes on the floor after colliding with David Luiz before being stretchered from the field.
Luiz continued with blood seeping into a white bandage wrapped around his head until half-time, when he was replaced by Rob Holding, leading to fresh calls for the introduction of concussion substitutes in football.
The rest of the Wolves team had combined for just five goals in their previous nine league games, but Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence struck to hand the visitors a first win away to Arsenal since 1979.
Arsenal now sit 14th in the Premier League after this 2-1 loss to Wolves, and have just 13 point from their opening 10 Premier League fixtures; their lowest ever tally at this stage of the competition.