Actually, you’d still be bitching because he hasn’t bought the striker you want. Besides, what you’d be saying now wasn’t my point. My point was your heads would have been exploding when Wenger signed him because he was – in your opinion – crap from a club that barely escaped relegation.
Mahrez was 24 before he took off. Oxlade-Chamberlain is only 22. Iwobi is 20 and far ahead of where Mahrez was at that age. If Mahrez can become reliable at age 24-25, who is to say younger players at Arsenal can’t? Hell, Walcott isn’t actually much older than Mahrez. It just seems like it because he was hyped at 16.
I forgot Cazorla. Mertesacker I didn’t mention because he’s out until next year. And if we’re going to start including players who are going to be 30 someday, we can toss in a few more City players as well. Look at their roster and you’ll see that their core players are, on average, a couple of years older than Arsenals, at least. If we’re looking ahead, Sagna will be 34 around midseason. Toure will be 34 this year too. That’s a good bit different from 30. That’s why Pep is trying to turn over the roster somewhat. And it’s why City dropped off some last year. I mean, did you see Toure play last year? Not the same player at all. And their defense struggled when Kompany was out. It wasn’t just an aberration.