ya that pic is bullcrap. What Gunnerpr said is more accurate, we have one of the (tog. with maybe Barca) most midfield-oriented style of football out there, and if you go from a 3-man midfield where everyone can do a bit of everything and you have some pogba/vieira type in all positions, to a 2-man midfield instead you need different players.
You need a specialist in controlling the pace of the game + killer forward passing, and the technical agility to get that done when their opponent congests mid/presses like hell centrally and you have less time to think and act. Then you need a much more specialised defensive midfielder whose job is to relieve the others, kill space, give ball to pass-guy and work hard in doing so.
A combo of Cazorla (first season in midfield) and Coquelin (breakthrough season) could hold a 2-man midfield ok… but Xhaka is too slow and inaccurate, Elneny offers little forward and has lapses in concentration defensively, Coquelin has lost his mojo, Ramsey is a b2b jack-of-all-trades who is the opposite of a specialist, Cazorla is injured and the rest are too young to get it done consistently I feel.
For the first time maybe ever with Wenger do we have a pretty shitty midfield group for the task, partly due to us shifting the role of the midfield from a 3-man thing for which we had an ok group. We took a chance on Xhaka and he might be the first bigger signing that didn’t pay off - this ofc. happens to every other top club out there occasionally but we can’t afford it nearly as much since we’re run under stricter conditions.
I guess we would desperately need to take a chance on someone like Seri or similar (anyone out there available who can run a faster paced midfield) but I don’t know if that is actually realistic or not. An alternative is to get one of many “around 30yo Spanish midfielders who have maybe peaked but still have 2 years in them” (excuse the generalisation) who can always pick a nifty pass and play think fast. A bit like we did with Cazorla or maybe even Arteta to some degree. Maybe we could get one for cheap.