I have faith in Ramsey though.
When he was played (and started) as the central midfielder, he was fantastic; even more so when we had 3 centre-backs on the pitch.
I do agree that we do need another depth signing here, but if Wilshere stays, and we sell one of Coq/Elnenny, then it is clear that Wenger thinks Ramsey is the person for this role.
We are, what, 7-8 players over what we need?
That means we need to lose most of the following:
Perez (sell - hope not) £40,000 p/w
Walcott (sell) £110,000 p/w
Wilshere (sell) £90,000 p/w
Coquelin (sell) £45,000 p/w
Szczesny (sell) £65,000 p/w
Gibbs (sell) £60,000 p/w
Debuchy (sell) £70,000 p/w
Jenkinson (sell) £45,000 p/w
Akpom (loan) £15,000 p/w
total: £540,000 p/w or £28m p/a or £84m over three years (average wage length).
Big transitions; but should free up a lot of wage space. This would allow us to add that £50-100,000 p/w for Alexis, and £50-100,000 p/w for Ozil.