Usually in the wake of a bad defeat (or even a depressing draw, like the 4-4s against Newcastle and Totteringham) I am able to keep things in perspective.
But on Saturday evening perspective was nowhere to be found: it was off cavorting somewhere with Lord Lucan and the Loch Ness Monster.
In yesterday’s Post Kelsey said: “That was one of the worst team performances I have seen for many a season.”
I would go further: it was the worst performance I can remember from Arsenal since Arsène Wenger took charge.
Casting my mind back to earlier horrors, there was always either an extenuating circumstance or something positive to grab hold ...