Maybe these additions are a pre-requisite to him signing?
He wants to be the best, compete against the best, play with the best. It's no secret our club hasn't maximised potential, but equally recent years of signing amazingly talented players would indicate they really are trying.
I have my doubts too, this transfer window echoing the RVP departure window is undeniable. But Wengers comments on fulfilling contracts, Mertesacker outright saying Alexis will stay, Bayern pulling out of the running are all really positive.
After Walker I am not even convinced City have much money left tbh. If reports are to be believed they haven't even made a bid!
Stay strong brother. Our time is coming.