Boring I know, but letâ€™s talk maths.
The hard facts state we are now a goalscorer down, and that puts an awful lot of pressure on Adebayor, who has scored 25% of our goals this season.
Looking pragmatically at things now that the dust has settled, Eduardo was our joint-second top scorer having scored 12 of our 88 goals this term â€“ which if my pitiful maths can be relied on, equates to 13.6% of the total.
The obvious answer to the problem begins in Robin and ends in van Persie. Our mysteriously fragile Dutch forward will bag goals if fit, but thatâ€™s a king-sized if. Heâ€™s not played more than fleetingly since October.
So I think we can all hope that heâ€™s not far off from contributing on that front â€“ just round the corner would be nice, (but mind that dodgy thigh as you go).
Who else? Well, for all of Hlebâ€™s brilliance, he has not scored since November 12th, Fabregasâ€™s goals have dried up somewhat too and Bendtner remains a bit peripheral (five goals â€“ though if Adebayor would deign to pass to himâ€¦)
And fresh from a two-goal salvo at Brum, Walcott feels confident â€“ and thereâ€™s no doubt more from him would be nice.
Those goals under his belt, I fancy him to start on Saturday.