So who will be the rescue act for Freddie Ljungberg?

The Swede is in dire need of a hero at the back for his side, as his two results while in charge have been less than optimistic and that has been down to our defence, pure and simple.

Our attack has shown a few green shoots of recovery in the two games Freddie has been at the helm. It hasn’t been for the entirety of games, but we have looked more dangerous than before. That is at least something to latch onto in these stark times.

We are closer to the relegation zone than we are the top four. We are behind the likes of Newcastle, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Wolves and the likes of Leicester? They have double the amount of points and more than a 31 goal swing in difference.

In order to climb our way up the table, Freddie needs to see an improvement in defence. Our opponents are tearing us apart at will, and we seem powerless to do anything about it. We need one of our central defenders to stand up and act like the international defender they actually are.

David Luiz has been used as a DM and is a ball-playing centre-half. Title winner in France and with Chelsea, Luiz has seemingly dropped all of his cultured skills and fell in with the Arsenal way of looking at each other and for a scapegoat.

Sokratis last season was one of our contenders for Player of the Season yet this season? Slow, lumbering, poor reactions, even worse in the air and on the deck. What has happened to the Greek defender that appeared so huge?

Rob Holding is injured and can we hold out hope on such a young defender? Is it fair on Holding?

Then there is Shkodran Mustafi. The German seemed to have his chance in our 2-2 draw with Norwich but Mustafi made plenty of reminders why his concentration lapses can be fatal.

Our defence is in tatters and we have never needed our defence to stand up more – who will rise up for their new boss and get this club out of the mire?