This is exactly how I see it. I knew he had flaws, but I think he earned himself the right to be able to have money at his disposal.
Since signing Ozil, we've definitely spent over £200m on transfers and it hasn't worked out.
£42m, £38m, £35m, £35m, £17m, £16m, £16m, £12m, £10m
Ozil. Xhaka. Sanchez. Mustafi. Perez. Welbeck. Chambers. Debuchy. Cech.
It hasn't worked out so now it's very much obvious we need to move on. But in 2014, he broke our transfer record and ended our trophy drought. It wasn't outrageous that he signed a new deal at the time and if anything it's actually proven to us that he's simply out of touch with the modern game.