Credit to the 10 that remained on the pitch last night.
I thought they acquitted themselves admirably given the wholly unpleasant scenario they were faced with.
By the end I would argue 3-0 actually flattered Arsenal, given the overall balance of play and the chances we carved out with a man less.
Sure, the Gunners put their foot on the brake after bagging a quickfire second, but Wolves at least made a semi-competitive game of it, which deserves some level of recognition.
Kevin Doyle, controversially recalled to the starting eleven, thrived in the familiarity of the lone-striker role. He was also desperately unlucky not to score, denied only by a superb Wojciech Szczesny save, tipping his looping header just past the post.
Kightly and Jarvis offered able support down the flanks and their energy levels were also crucial in keeping the score down to a respectable level at the other end.
Karl Henry never tossed in the towel either and vigorously protected the back four as Arsenal constantly probed to pick a way through.
Above each of these players though, I have to single out Ronald Zubar. I thought the mercurial Frenchman was fantastic.
Watching him defend so resolutely and still have the energy to gallop forward and ask questions of the Arsenal defence was something special I thought.
If we can maintain the Zubar/Kightly partnership next season, I think that’s one area of the team we don’t have to worry about.
But what of the early penalty incident that effectively ended the contest before it even started?
Having seen it back a few times now, I find it difficult to lambaste the referee too much. However much he tried not to, Bassong does stumble into the back of Walcott and if he gives the penalty, I don’t think the man in black has a choice about sending the defender off.
Many will no doubt disagree.
Why both van Persie and Walcott took it upon themselves to taunt the crowd after plundering their early goals is anyone’s guess. Completely unnecessary given the situation.
For Walcott to then applaud all four sides of the ground when he was substituted, as if to say ‘I’m the bigger man’ is nothing short of ridiculous. He went down in my estimation.
Of course, none of this really matters though. We were down before kick-off and we would still have been down at full-time, whatever the outcome.
But a modicum of comfort can at least be taken from some long overdue pride in the shirt.
At this stage of such a terrible season, what else is there?