Watching last night the CL final, has been clear how is important the mentality.
If a team, in this case Real Madrid, are mentally strong, are a winner team, any player exprime the maximum of his possibility and quality.
Is Keylor much better than Cech? Is Carvajal much better than Bellerìn? Is Casemiro much better than Xhaka? Not for me, but the difference between them is the winning mentality.
Kroos, Modric, Ramos have made them better. The WC players makes better everything.
This is what we need at Arsenal. Probably I'm too optimistic despite a tragedy season finished with a 5th place, but we have all the instruments to build a great squad, because we have the fundamets.
What we need now aren't marquee players like the idiot from AFTV said with Ornstein, but mentally strong players with the huge personalities. Fabio Capello (a WC manager years ago) agreed with Arsène when our manager said the bad enviroment around the club has ruined the season, but if you have players strong mentally, the damages would have not been too big.
Kolasinac, especially as free agent, has been a tremendous signing, but now I would see this team helped with oustanding talents. Tired to see makeshift players at top level like Gabriel, Elneny, Lucas Perez etc.. I want the WC players, I would like to spend 100/150M on three players and not on six players.
We need to have a group of 14 players on another level than the rest, especially because we're not Real Madrid and may be impossible to keep on the bench players with the quality to be starters in every other top team in Europe.
Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerìn, Xhaka, new WC midfielder, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sànchez, new WC striker.
Martinez; Gabriel, Mertesacker, Holding; Oxlade, Coquelin, Ramsey, Bramall; Walcott, Welbeck, Giroud, Iwobi, Cazorla.
To buy two world class players is better than to waste money to buy for example Gibson (for 25/30M) to replace Gibson, 25/30M to replace Cech with Pickford, 40M to replace Coquelin with Naby Keita etc..
The perfect strategy to replace normal players are two: buying WC players or scout young & cheap players. Selling normal players to buy other normal players but spending many money it's a suicide.
C'mon Arsène, I'm with you, huge money for a short number of players.