There is no way we should have bowed down to his wage demands.
He isn’t a first team regular and has long periods where he is inconsistent.
The problem with paying him 250k a week is that all the other better players are going to want the same and even more, and it’s the ridiculous paying of world class wages to good players that got us into this mess.
Wenger clearly didn’t rate him that highly because last season he wasn’t a first team regular, and it seems as if Emery is of the same opinion.
What I think is unacceptable is that he is leaving for nothing and we probably won’t replace him.
But that is the state of the club and the amateurish way they handle contracts and player recruitment.