Arsenal have been widely criticised for the manner of their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City on Sunday, with one leading fans" group suggesting it was the "culmination of years of arrogance'.
City can re-establish a 16-point lead atop the standings when they travel to sixth-placed Arsenal, who are 27 points behind Guardiola's side.
Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim would reportedly be keen to take over as Arsenal boss next season should Arsene Wenger depart in the summer.
To his credit, he has added two more FA Cup triumphs to his collection in the years since, but the mood of despondency around Arsenal has not been so evident for a generation. "I turned the whole world down to respect my contracts".
"You can always get out pictures from a game that justifies what you think, you find in every single game, on both sides, moments where a player doesn't track", he said.
"I think everyone recognises the football that they're playing this year is high up there with some of the best we've seen in the Premier League era".
You can go through the team and pick out the weaknesses, but they need that somebody who will not let the team give in when their heads drop because they are a soft touch.
And although Ian Wright was also critical of Wenger, the Arsenal legend also claimed that he had been badly let down by his players.
Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville was among the harshest critics, calling Arsenal "spineless" and highlighting how some players were walking on the pitch when 2-0 down. It shows the team has quality and can fight.
West Ham want to keep defender Declan Rice at the club long term according to the Daily Mail.
Aubameyang looked off the pace in the losses to Tottenham and City, and Wenger still has to sort out how he fits two playmakers Ozil and Mkhitaryan in the same team. It would be no surprise, too, if City beats Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Thursday.
It's obvious that there's quite a lot needed but I think it is somebody in that team who is a born victor, whatever position it may be. They need to stop it, get a successful manager then get players to go forward.