Yeah this. I very much hope that we win the EL, but whether we do or don't we need 100-200 MM GBP legit capital investment without any bullshit about a self-sustaining model. We can return to self-sustaining after that if need be. I've been more optimistic than most here for a while, but this was genuinely the most aggravating Arsenal performance I've seen in a long time, and there have been some bad ones recently. With the benefit of hindsight, last summer went about as well as you could expect. Leno, Torreira and Guendouzi were excellent buys who will be mainstays at the club for a long time. Sokratis was a big upgrade in a need position. Even Lichsteiner, who is crap at football, helped make us tougher and improved our culture. And tbh, I don't think we could ask any more out of the manager than what we got. The only thing I think he might have done better is getting more from Lacazette and PEA, who should be worth a half-dozen goals more each, even with the crap service they've gotten all year. Most of the complaints seem to be about poor selections in the midfield, but I don't blame Emery for those. The options have been very meager. Moe is crap, Ramsey is hurt, Xhaka is either hurt, crap, or suspended. We've put more on Torreira and Guendouzi than they can handle at this part of their careers. Emery loses whether he plays them or rotates. Alan Hansen famously once said that you don't win anything with kids. He might have been wrong then but he's right now at least as it pertains to Arsenal. So in spite of a number of things which worked out well for us, this is where we are. You gotta figure we need or we'll have Mustafi, Xhaka, Moe, Monreal, Lichsteiner, Cech, Welbeck, Ramsey all out, plus at least one of Iwobi and Miki, and maybe even a couple others after that. We can have legitimate hope that AMN, ESR and Reiss Nelson can all legit play for us. Even so, we need a least a half dozen signings and good ones at that, not just 3-4.