Cast your minds back to Sunday, August 28, 2011. Arsenal's wounds were open and salted following an ignominious 8-2 defeat to incumbent champions Manchester United. It was a dreadful start to a campaign, from which the team had taken but a solitary point courtesy of an opening day draw at Newcastle.
The team didn't really hit a great run of form until after the Carling Cup victory over Shrewsbury in mid-September, and as such calls for Arsene Wenger to step down, or to be forcibly removed from his job, were many and fervent.
Since then, of course, Arsenal have risen to third in the table, and seem to be in the driving seat to retain Champions League status, thanks in no small part to the stellar play of PFA Player of the Year Robin van Persie, the return from injury of key players like Bacary Sagna, and some excellent performances in February and March to boost the squad's form. However, whether Wenger has contributed his fair share to the team's success this season, and whether he is the right man to lead the squad next season and beyond, is still a question worth debating.
So, here are a few arguments either way.