Ivan Gazidis gave Arsenal fans a grim look into the future, admitting that replacing Arsene Wenger will be the club's biggest challenge.
While plenty of Arsenal fans have called for Wenger's head over the past few seasons, few have considered the sheer scale of the task it will be to introduce a new manager.
Luckily, Manchester United provided the Gunners with a preview of what life could be like when Wenger leaves. While Sir Alex Ferguson won more as manager with the Red Devils, Wenger has ingrained himself into Arsenal's culture just as much as his old foe did at Old Trafford.
"The biggest challenge we're going to face as a club is that transition from Arsene to the next manager," - Ivan Gazidis.
At 64-years-old, it would not be difficult to see Wenger stepping down when his current contract expires in 2017. If he can bring Arsenal back to the top of European football before then, it would be a convenient time to bow out.
So Arsenal should start preparing for his exit now. Potential successors need to be identified now. It is for that reason that we have decided to make life a little bit easier for Arsenal's chief executive by running by a few managers who should be considered.