Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday that Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal will miss the Europa League game against Italy's AC Milan on Thursday. We still have a couple of the players who are fast and can take us back to that glory time.
Albion now 10th in the Premier League, this time 20 years ago they were 23rd in what is now League 2 and 91st overall. He's not doomed yet, but every word coming out of his mouth for the last two months, let alone the disappointing results, with the loss to City something of an embarrassing performance, suggests he's already thinking about his next job.
It represents their only realistic hope of silverware this season.
"It could arguably be the worst time to play them, so we have to make sure we play to the levels we know we can".
It was the fourth straight defeat suffered by Arsene Wenger's side and Sidwell slammed the current crop of stars for their attitude at the Amex Stadium.
Central-defender Upson made 57 appearances for the Gunners before Wenger sold him to Birmingham City in 2003.
Arsenal's form of late, hasn't been one the Gunners' fan might want to remember but in those dark moments, Granit Xhaka's form has been something to cheer about.
Sead Kolasinac's hard challenge on Schelotto led to the calling of a stretcher but no sending off. Schelotto was reportedly knocked out by the brutal bodycheck. But the flagship London clubs, at least in the last 20 years, have always been Arsenal and Chelsea.
Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT's Arsenal player ratings. "We have to stay positive". This dramatic upturn in form would not have been possible without an increasingly sound defensive line.
Thursday's opponents do not invite favourable memories. "It's certainly difficult when we go through a patch like this".
Gattuso's appointment and the upturn in results has helped restore a sense of pride and removed the sort of apathy Arsenal's fanbase is currently experiencing, with each embarrassing defeat now met with resignation more than vitriol.
Instead, the newspaper says Wenger wanted the players to figure it out themselves and he rarely reviews games with the squad to tell them where they've gone wrong or what to work on.
The Gunners will therefore be hoping to get back on track against Brighton. Jardim has impressed at Monaco, but has less much less experience. "I'm not doing well, so I'm the guy who can get advice from him".