Despite the signing of Mesut Özil this summer, many Arsenal fans would agree that the current Gunners' squad lacks enough depth to challenge for titles this season.
Arsenal's lack of activity in the transfer window might point to Arsene Wenger's trust in his young players to step up if an injury crisis hits.
Arsenal's youth setup has produced the likes of Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs in recent years - so maybe Arsene Wenger's trust in his young players might not be misplaced.
There is a belief in the Arsenal setup that this group of youth players could go on to do great things with the club, and Arsene Wenger is be the right manager to get them there.
So who are the best and brightest of the Arsenal youngsters? We look at five of the best prospects that could step up for the Gunners this season: