Former Premier League striker Nigel Jemson insists that Arsenal have fallen from their previous perch under Arsene Wenger, where they continually qualified for the Champions League.
The Gunners appear to be playing their way back into form but endured a remarkably difficult start to the campaign.
The club lost their first three games, to Brentford, Chelsea, and Manchester City, conceding nine goals and failing to score.
They have won their last two, beating Norwich City and Burnley, but those results have only seen the club climb to 13th in the Premier League table.
This weekend, they face Tottenham Hotspur in a vital north London derby, and they could move level on points with Spurs if they manage to win the game.
Jemson remembers taking on a brilliant Gunners side that featured brilliant defenders, and the management of Wenger.
And he maintains that supporters will be wishing that the Frenchman was still in charge, after successively guiding the club into the top four.
Jemson said: “I can remember playing against the likes of Tony Adams and Martin Keown and Wenger being there. Arsenal fans were complaining that Arsenal were in the top four every year; I bet they wish they had Arsene Wenger back in now because it just proves what a fantastic job he did.
“Everyone wants to win silverware but they were up there challenging. Where Arsenal are now, I just cannot believe they’ve let it slip so badly.”