No, I mean years. I classify these past two seasons as the worst because we failed to finish in the top 4 and, for the first (and then second) time during Wenger’s tenure, there were 4/5 teams who finished above us.
Essentially, he (i) allowed other teams to overtake him whilst he did pretty much nothing to amend / evolve his philosophy / tactics; (ii) oversaw the continued stagnation of the squad he had built whilst simultaneously failing to address key deficiencies in said squad; and (iii) ultimately finished in the worst league position(s) of his Arsenal career due to his increasingly ineffective / obsolete [everything]. This leads me to the conclusion that they were his worst years.
I’m not arguing we weren’t a mess from 12-15, or that there was a better technical level when we had RvP, Cesc etc. You seem to be either stating that in response to somebody else’s point, or are wanting to argue that point with me?
I’m simply stating that when he was fit, he was the one player who managed to paper over the cracks of Wenger’s poor system, and that we missed him greatly. I shudder to think how much sooner this decline would have happened without him.
Whether a Ramsey type or Cazorla type is more effective in an Emery side is the question, and we will soon see how that all pans out. You’ve seen more of Emery than I have, so I’ll take your word for it that it doesn’t need a high technical level to succeed.