Yeh yeh, ignore all the academy players I was right on (Akpom, Gnabry, Bellerín, Hayden, Coquelin, etc. etc.) and focus on this one.
Imagine if I brought up your opinion on certain players I will not mention in this space the way you do with me and Iwobi.
I think that speaks to the quality (lack thereof) in the premier league lately more than anything. Quality that the only reasonable expectation for this season must be that it will improve, given the influx of Conte, Guardiola, and Klopp's 2nd season/Poch's 2nd season.
Anyways, the last sentence is true, but I thought we were talking about Lacazette, and I don't think we consider him to be a top striker? Sure, if the signings were Benzema/Aubameyang + Benatia that we were talking about, that can definitely compensate for some lack of quality in other positions.
No, I agree, but this is where Wenger really comes in. I trust Pep to do a lot more with an inferior midfield than I do Wenger. If we want our midfield to function properly not only do we need top options (ie Xhaka + Cazorla, and arguably another player, a Cazorla type player with a bit more athleticism), we also probably need to remove the bad options that Wenger can't see as such. When Xhaka/Cazorla miss games, a Xhaka/Coq + Ramsey midfield is going to perform very badly, even worse than other midfields with just as bad options on paper.