That’s true, but we did have CL football every season and maybe Wenger promised him that he was going to start spending big on world class players.
He was also clearly going to be our best player and might have been flattered by the chance to have a team built around his skills after being a make weight in the Bale deal at Real Madrid and knowing he was surplus to requirements there, but I agree, it was a quite unexpected, if welcome, signing.
Whatever Ozil’s motives for signing for us were, and if Wenger made him certain assurances that weren’t kept, who knows?
But he hasn’t seen anything to make him want to stay, so it’s fairly obvious that what ever reason he and Sanchez are leaving, could be the same reason any prospective top player won’t want to come here either.
i just think that next season if we are out of the CL, and we have no world class players, it’s going to be a struggle to get any of that quality to come here, and let’s face it, we need several.
Just replacing Ozil, Sanchez and Cazorla will only get us back to the level we have been at the last few seasons.
To get us challenging for the PL is going to take some serious investment and I can’t see that happening with Kroenke and Wenger controlling the clubs finances.