If there is one thing that is an absolute certainty following Laurent Koscielny refusal to go on the tour of America it is that Arsenal will be needing a new captain.
It is inconceivable that the Frenchman will retain the captaincy even if he made a full public apology and jumped on a plane to the States.
The Mirror is claiming that Granit Xhaka is favourite to replace the 33-year-old defender and they may well be right but there are other strong candidates for the role.
So there are a good few candidates and that is going to be a problem for Unai Emery to navigate.
He has to choose someone that gets the respect of the team, as well as being welcomed by the fans and that is not going to be easy.
Anyone reading the comments on certain posts on this site will see there is a good number of fans that want Xhaka sold nevermind be captain.
Lacazette would be a good choice but some fans prefer a defender and so why not Sokratis and on and on the arguments will go.
It all points to one thing, the club does not have what you could class as a standout leader, there is no Tony Adams, Roy Keane, John Terry or even a Steven Gerrard and that underlines one of our greatest weaknesses.
That said, being chosen as a captain could be the making of a player so maybe there is hope for Mustafi.
OK, calm down, that was a joke but the point stands, giving the job to a Xhaka or Sokratis could see a totally different player emerge, a leader.
But all said and done, Emery has a big call to make and he had better get it right.