I think they do think we can compete for the league. That’s the entire premise of the last 10 years of what we’ve been doing.
Get some players together and as long as we can actually hold on to them and they aren’t forcing their way out of the club we can build ourselves a team by adding the odd player here and there. After all, that’s all that’s been holding us back. Alexis, Ozil, Cech and Lacazette were world class signings. Koscielny, Ramsey, Bellerin, Monreal are world class players. Our team is together and our coach is stable.
There’s a minor hitch with Alexis, Oxlade and Ozil looking like they want to force their way out, but they’re the minority in a 4 year spell since we lost van Persie, the last imbecile that didn’t understand the beauty of the project. But once we have a bunch of players that don’t go, we’ll be great.
I can really see that being the logic within the club and tbh it was a logic I mostly agreed with until about two or so years ago.