I’m on the fence. On the one hand it’s a shitfuck of a situation where we’re likely to lose both of our world class players in one window (I bet Ozil is appreciating all this spotlight on Alexis ) so I would prefer to halt the failure for a year and only lose one of them because then we’re basically rolling back 4 years. For a new coach I’d want to give him the best tools to get straight to business. If we aren’t getting a new manager I think we might as well just sell though and go into “transition” again.
Looking at the reports that we’re only offering our star player £180,000 a week it feels to me like we’re still not ready to play in the big leagues yet so we’d be better off with a Dortmund style model where they bring in a lot of talent and hope they grow together.
The more likely reality is we actually won’t pay the big wages and we won’t commit to so many young gambles so we’ll stay in no man’s land.
I just wish we had a future. 4 years ago you thought if Ox, Gibbs, Ramsey, Kos, Wilshere, Szczesny can improve and we sign a couple of players we could have a team here. Wenger made that big speil about even if we have money he wants half the team to be produced by us but now I just think, well Iwobi might be a decent player and then Bellerin is obviously good but that’s about it.