Robin Van Persie has been Arsenal's main goalscorer this season as the club has struggled to adapt to the loss of the heart of their midfield.
With Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri bolting out the proverbial door from North London, Jack Wilshere out until January recovering from an ankle injury and Gael Clichy joining Nasri at Manchester City, Arsenal have looked pretty bare bones as far as squad depth goes.
One could argue that there is a lot of talent based in the Gunners; the problem is is that there is little experience to go with this amount of talent possessed.
Recently appointed captain van Persie, though, has shouldered the workload and amassed a great collection of goals this season, to hopefully help in the healing process for Arsenal.
There is a problem, though.
Manchester City are interested in the prolific Dutchman. They like his style of play and his eye for goal. One could wonder why the one squad with the most depth up front would want ANOTHER striker to add to the squad, but I'm sure stranger things have happened.
If van Persie is tempted by the promise of silverware and goads of cash to go along with it, Arsenal could be in even more trouble.
If he ends up leaving the North London side, then Arsenal are going to need a major goalscorer to replace him in the January transfer window.
Here are some candidates that could fill his spot and possibly do one better for Arsenal.