Arsenal's faltering season demands dramatic action. That action should take the form of a tactical shift, involving switching the formation to a 3-5-2.
It would represent a major change for Arsene Wenger. The Gunners have always operated a four-man defence throughout the Frenchman's lengthy tenure in charge. However, the under-pressure boss needs to make a decisive alteration to reverse the struggles of this season's squad.
Wenger has never been closer to the brink than he is at this moment. Knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by lower-league opponents and four points off the top four. That's the embarrassing reality Wenger must confront.
He has already shown a willingness to respond to the challenges of this season. He has promoted an increased commitment to securing and building a core of home-grown, British talent.