As football returns this Wednesday, the focus will be what happens on the pitch after such a long break.
However, as important as that is, Arsenal have a considerable number of off-field issues to sort out, not least what is going to happen with captain and leading goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The 30 year old is heading into the final 12 months of his contract, and while he says there have been discussions with the club, no concrete offer has been made to him.
Speaking to Telefoot in France, Aubameyang’s comments don’t sound particularly promising when it comes to the prospect of persuading him to stay.
“Recently I have not received an offer to extend,” he said, “but of course we have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now.
“They know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go.
“As you said it is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will certainly be a very difficult decision to make.
“Because I still have not decided and we will see. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career.”
What happens in the transfer market this summer remains unclear, with most clubs likely to be financially impacted to varying degrees by the Covid-19 shutdown.
Arsenal’s best hope of keeping him is to convince him he can win things with new boss Mikel Arteta at the helm.
“Every player that is a competitor wants to win titles,” he said.
“Everyone will then ask the question if you would like to win at Arsenal or win elsewhere., but I want to win titles.
“That is clear and everybody knows it.”
Quite how Arsenal would replace his goals is a big question, but his contractual situation demands some sort of solution.
Having lost Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck for free last summer, it would be criminal to see another top player go without generating a fee. Particularly as these are situations Head of Football Raul Sanllehi insisted needing improvement when he took the job.
Let’s hope Arteta, said to be taking a personal hand in the negotiations, can persuade Aubameyang he can achieve what he wants in North London.