While many supporters undoubtedly contend the main thing Arsene Wenger needs to do this summer to end Arsenal's perpetual lack of silverware is toss himself in the Thames, for the sake of this discussion, we will be operating on the premise that the club's longest-tenured boss will indeed return for at least another season.
There has been nothing to indicate otherwise, save for a few cryptically vague comments following the latest debacle, a 0-0 draw with Blackburn.
That being said, clearly there are holes in the squad one could drive a Cadillac through. Now that it seems only divine intervention can produce any new additions to the trophy case at the Emirates this season, the clamor for change to the squad is rapidly reaching a deafening crescendo.
There are questions looming at nearly every position and clearly deficiencies that need to be addressed. So what's to be done? We already know that a massive spending spree is out of the question, unless some high-value players are sold, and that option will be very much on the table this summer.
Another common criticism is Wenger's maddening loyalty to certain players who have shown time and time again that they aren't quite up to the task of playing for a top-class club like Arsenal. Think Denilson. Think Denilson, and cringe.
Abou Diaby also comes to mind. Although at least he can be relied on for a serviceable performance or two per campaign. Whether it's between the sticks, at center back or up front, there are a number of steps that can potentially be taken.
Here's what I think needs to go down at the Emirates this summer.