Watching Arsenal play Wolves on Wednesday night was the clearest indication yet that Robin van Persie is the only striker Arsene Wenger trusts. 3-0 up away from home against ten men, with Van Persie the victim of one or two bad tackles, Wenger still didn't introduce Park Chu-Young.
Apart from the home game against Stoke in October - where we huffed and puffed before Van Persie was introduced - the Dutchman has started every Premier League game this season.
And when Van Persie stayed on despite the tough tackling at Molineux, I had to question when Wenger would trust his back-up strikers? This also led to a more interesting question: who would play up front if RVP was injured before the end of the season?
It's a topic which few Gooners want to discuss for obvious reasons, but having played almost every game for months, there must be a chance Robin will break down.
I find it hard to believe it would be Park who would come in. Although he was given the nod against Marseille at the beginning of November, by my reckoning his only appearances since then have (oddly) been cameos against Man United and Milan.
That Wenger has so obviously put Chamakh up for sale is one thing, but I'm led to question the purpose of Park. Considering how he can never get a game, it seems a reasonable conclusion that he's pretty shit. But according to some, Wenger wants to keep him this summer.
Okay, that may not be true, but the whole story seems bizarre. If he's going to be sold, why bring him in originally? And if he isn't, presumably he's showing something in training, in which case why can't he get a game? That he's played against United and Milan - massive, massive games - only adds to the confusion. The only plausible solution is that he played in those games because of the massive TV audience but he really isn't very good.
The case of Chamakh is a different one. It's a little like Eduardo, insofar as there's probably a good player in there, but it's going to come through at another club.
It's worth noting how even when we're chasing a game and Wenger has Chamakh or Park on the bench, he'll often bring on a player like Gervinho or Ramsey instead. This is a tactical shift from when he always used to bring strikers on (often several) and reflects how Wenger seemingly doesn't trust either of his back-up strikers.
Were Robin to be injured before the end of the season, particularly considering our relatively comfortable League position, I would have thought Theo might finally get a chance up top, but judging by this interview he gave to the Evening Standard, Walcott acknowledges he would need a big man alongside him, in a 4-4-2. And that wouldn't happen at this stage of the season.
If nothing else, it's an interesting question. It seems unlikely Nicklas Bendtner will come back to us this summer. If Park and Chamakh are also sold, even if Poldi comes in, I'd expect another striker to come in. Because at the moment it's the area of the squad in which we are thinnest on the ground.
Come in Carlos Vela, all is forgiven?