Arsenal have not yet acted to strengthen the already thin squad that scraped into fourth place with a dramatic run of victories at the end of last season.
As the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season gets underway, Gunners fans might feel somewhat despondent about the prospect of another emotionally torturous season.
But, as we shall see, the squad is composed of many premier players who can swing with the biggest clubs in the country on their day. Arsenal's lack of depth makes my task in writing this slideshow easier, but there is substance to nearly every player in the team.
Without further ado, here are the brief profiles of every member of Arsenal's senior squad as the brand new season begins to unfold.