Arsenal could be left dented like an open sore when Welshman Aaron Ramsey leaves in the summer.
The midfielder has been a crucial part of the Gunners centre this campaign, but is set to leave for Juventus for a free this summer.
Talks for the midfielder to stay put broke after the north Londoners failed to knock out a good deal for the 27-year-old.
Ramsey produced an outstanding performance on Thursday night against Ligue 1 opponents Stades Rennais in the Europa League despite shameful 3-nil defeat at Roazhon Park.
Unfortunately, Gunners decision to let him go could stab them deeply in the future.
Ramsey, who is Gunners longest serving player, his looming exit has raised several questions amongst fans who feel pained his exit could be a disaster for their side.
His stunning sprint to defend against the build up that led to the third goal when Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi failed to track the run of a Rennes attacker has won him plenty of admiration from the entire Arsenal community.
And former Manchester United ace Darren Fletcher believes Arsenal are making “a big mistake” letting the midfielder jump ship.
Letting him walk freely into Juventus could spoil things for the north London side who walked out of France, heads bowed following their humiliating loss.
Fletcher said: “I think it’ll be a big mistake from Arsenal to let him go… you’ve got to start scratching your head and think something might not be quite right there.”