With Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri reportedly set to leave Arsenal in the coming days, Aaron Ramsey's role at the Emirates Stadium takes on a far greater importance.
The respective futures of Fabregas and Nasri have been the subject of constant speculation over the summer months and, according to BBC Sport, the former will join Barcelona and the latter Manchester City by the weekend.
Shorn of arguably his two most important midfielders, Arsene Wenger will no doubt seek to reinvest before the close of the transfer window, although Ramsey will be ready to fulfil the potential he showed prior to his horrific leg-break.
After eight appearances for the Gunners towards the back end of last season, the 20-year-old now has a full pre-season under his belt, and could be required to form a potentially mouth-watering partnership with Jack Wilshere in the Arsenal midfield.
Should this be the case, question marks will be raised about the experience of Wenger's squad, but Ramsey believes Arsenal will cope just fine.
"Arsenal have handled those things in the past," said the 20-year-old. "Nobody takes too much notice, we know what we have to do.
"There's no question about the ability we've got. We'll still be a force.
"I think we will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. To be honest, we'd like to win everything."