Being very open minded for getting someone like Eduard or the likes to replace Laca, I'd certainly be far from what you'd call a Laca fan boy with an agenda, but there are things that let me believe that keepint Laca isn't that bad actually. Let's put sympathies for either side out of the picture and maybe highlight the excitement of stats and analytics for that moment. If you consider Laca's output of this year - around 10 goals in the league and some assists, you could say he hasn't done tremendously well. However, would it be fair so assume that if we were to have our chance creation tripled next season (something I'd consider fair to assume, if the transfers are spot on and having hit rock bottom in that regard with our imbalanced squad this season) that Laca would at least double his output ? You even have to take into account that he's been used as a substitute a looot or didn't even play. There was also the Emery fiasco with some games being basically a black hole.. It's hard to imagine that, a Laca that is as motivated as he's been since Arteta joined, with VASTLY more creativity and positivity around him, would not easily make 20-25 goals and 10-15 assists.