The summer we sold Bale and bought 7 players with the money, Wenger made a rather poignant comment about such a number of incomings carrying technical risk.
i.e. regardless of the individual merits of the signings there was a risk that a sudden influx would upset the balance of the squad, dressing room dynamic, motivation etc. etc.
We all know what happened though plenty will blame it on the quality of the players.
Then as if the country was crying out for a further test example, the scousers did pretty much the same thing with the Suarez money.
With potentially 7 or 8 players coming in and an army going out are we in danger of doing the same thing ? Or will it be different because we have Paul Mitchell and are actually buying good and suitable players.
Or is it happening again and that's just what we have to accept at the end of a new manager's first season ? Get it out of the way and accept another 'transitional' one.
(Seems to me that we could/should have got by with only 4 incomings (CB and RB - Toby and Trip), a DM and a rather special forward player with pace but that has been done to death so for the purpose of this thread let's ignore that discussion).