I think we can debate whether or not we needed both Laca and Auba, and there’s no doubt that one of those 50m sums could’ve been spent on a defender instead. But now that we have them, I’d rather Emery try to find a way to maximize our attacking output with both. At times he has, but it hasn’t been done consistently so far. I think Welbecks injury has forced him to leave Laca out a bit more because we only have two strikers atm who we can trust.
As for Xhaka, I quite like the player and think he’s been underrated by our fans because it’s easy to see his stupidity and lack of defensive awareness come out in a few moments. As we stand now, hes fairly important to our team imo so I don’t think selling him makes any sense whatsoever. I’m not even sure we’d get enough money, due to his reputation, for it to be worth the sale.
Really, we should’ve sold Ramsey and imo Ozil while we had the chance. The Ramsey one in particular was a massive mistake and we left 50m on the table. I’m not sure we should try to account for those mistakes by selling two of our better players, at least in my opinion. But then again, because of the braindead management of contracts and recruitment, I accept that we may have to.