Ian Wright cut a disconsolate figure in the BT Sport studio after watching Arsenal lose 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich.
The Gunners lost the second leg 5-1 to exit (making it 10-2 on aggregate) at the last-16 stage for the seventh successive season.
Asked whether it felt like the end of an era, the Arsenal striking legend said: “Yes, with everything that’s going on in the dressing room and with the performances.
“You have to say that it would take a monumental effort of some sort, some cataclysmic effort for Arsenal to turn it round. In respect of the attitude of the players and their drive and determination, it feels like something is coming to an end.
“Everybody talks about the leaders that Arsenal need. That’s plain to see – when it gets to seven or eight, you want somebody on the pitch to recognise and just make sure that this isn’t too embarrassing but that hasn’t happened.
“It will land at Arsene Wenger’s doorsteps. I still believe that the players he has shown such faith in, have let him down continually.
“He looks like a lost man. It just seems to be mounting up. There were protests before the game, though I’m not sure all Arsenal fans feel like that. It’s imploding, isn’t it?”