@GoonerBill1954, please don't take this as me targeting you but I just have to respond to some of your posts.
I totally agree with this, but you should know that the "as long as" part isn't guaranteed. You know that we don't buy/attract players of Alexis' ilk very often. So, there is a big chance we won't get someone of that quality, let alone better.
The thing is, there aren't that many in that class and the few that are there, aren't exactly desperate to join us, none that I have heard of at least. Also, the "as long as" part, I wish it were as obvious as that when it comes to Arsene. Would you be surprised if we did not replace him or Ozil just because no one out there met Arsene's evaluation?
Agreed but in this team, he is the best player so in a way, he is our Ronaldo, Messi etc.
Again, you sound like there are many players of equal or better quality that are willing to join us, and again, Arsene has to be willing to buy them, for the asking price, and you know how often that happens.
This I agree with. If he wants to leave, so be it. No point trying to keep him when he doesn't want to be here. I have said it in the past, I don't really mind if Alexis and Ozil leave. We would love them to stay but if they don't, so be it. We will move on. But I am certainly under no illusion that we will replace them with equal or better quality players. In fact, I am prepared for some unknown youngster being their replacement.