I wrote yesterday about Le Boss at the end of the season stating we needed to keep the squad together and add two-three players.
As I said that has failed. We have lost two, Flamini and Hleb, so we need now to add on at least four-five players as replacements and add-ons.
Its simple maths.
Maybe I have been slightly pessimistic the last couple of post's but that's only because I care and worry about Arsenal, even if we are in the capable hands of Arsene Wenger.
But the worrying thing for me really is the time it takes the replacements to settle in and the effect on morale in the squad by Flamini and Hleb leaving.
The Premiership is a hard place to adapt too. Ask Hleb, it took him two years and the faith Wenger showed in him has slapped Le Boss in the face, but that's a different matter.
It may take time for the players brought in to adapt and that is worrying.
However the main concern for me is what effect will Flamini and Hleb leaving have on the squad?
To us Gooners, well most of us, we see Flamini and Hleb as greedy, money-grabbing, all they can get bastards.
But to the rest of the remaining squad, they were/are friends and I'm sure that friendship will be missed.
Cesc, Flamini and Hleb were best mates and while at the moment I'm sure Cesc is content with Arsenal, who's to say the other two won't influence future decisions made by our little gem from afar?
Its easy to say, good riddance to the pair and sod right off, I certainly have done plenty of that myself! But thinking about it, what effect will it have on the rest of the squad?
Players come and go, it happens to Arsenal more than most, but it was clear to see how liked the pair were at Arsenal.
The squad seem close-knit and I hope that those two leaving doesn't put doubts in the rest of the squads minds.
Keep it Goonerish...........