Bad as it was, it's worth remembering, though, that this isn't the end of the world.
I would be surprised if it was anything less than an incredibly uncomfortable afternoon.
When defending a single-goal lead away at Turf Moor, a centre midfield pairing with a combined average age of about 22.5 and just a single full international cap between them does little to improve confidence.
The thing about Mikel Arteta's team is that it almost never surprises you...and that's not a compliment
Players like Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Willian, Alex Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah were all given minutes against Hibernian on Tuesday but are any of those guys in the manager's plan for next season?
This summer, however, for better or worse, the club seems to have something approaching a strategy. From its contract offers to its transfer proposals, the club has a goal in mind and it is working towards it.
I always thought it would be a difficult ask to prize Odegaard away from Madrid because, well, they're Real Madrid and we don't even have European football to offer