To answer the question, top 4 and some domestic cups is the absolute minimum. Our budget is good enough to achieve that and regardless of how bad our team is performing currently we have a top 4 squad.
Financial doping is a real thing and we will never just be able to buy our way out of our problems like Chelsea, City, and United (even tho they are very bad at it) Liverpool have been wasting money for years trying to do this too, only recently did they start hitting on some guys. Issue is if we are going to mount a title challenge we have to be incredibly smart in the market. Buying Partey was a flex of our financial muscles, but it wasn’t a smart buy. Partey is smart if we are one piece away from winning the title. He’s an older player and a depreciating asset. If u wanna build a team with financial restraints u get guys like Buendia and Sboszlai (?) Young guys around 20m, and u develop them.
So being smart is the key. We haven’t been smart about buying players for cheap and developing them since around 2013 or so. We don’t have the scouting network now, and we don’t have a shrewd person to negotiate in the market either. We’ve got Edu who’s a super agent simp, and Arteta who can’t manage to save his fucking life. We are in some trouble for the foreseeable future.
So financial wise we should be ahead of Everton, the scum, and any other little squad who comes to challenge us. We have to be smarter than the clubs who are financially superior. It’s a tough ask and not one this club is gonna be able to do as currently constructed. Need Wenger back in some sort of role to get the ship righted.
No he didn’t. Top 4 every single year when Wenger had the scouting duties and final say. He would never have sanctioned a dood like Xhaka for 35m in the old days when we had a team of ballers all of Arsene’s chosing. I could see Arsene pulling the trigger for like 15m, a sum we could afford to lose on a flop like this shitter.