I feel like some players in our team were more suited to a decade ago than now. If you’re slow and clunky these days in the PL you better at least be a great technician and press resistant, Xhaka isn’t that. I agree with you he suits Italy. I feel like we’ve been saying that about a few players in our side in recent years like Xhaka, Özil, Mkhitaryan. We need to move towards more intense players.i suppose you can take negative and positive views on our squad. Negative just says a lot of them aren't very good full stop, positive says actually most of them are fine players they just don't suit each other and the balance is all wrong.
I kinda think both views are right in a way. Certainly the quality isn't high enough, but also I can imagine a few of our squad going somewhere else and doing very well actually. Honestly I think Xhaka would kill it in Serie A, but I don't think he's ever taking us into the PL top 4.
But yeah with Bellerin I wouldn’t call him an awful player I would call him and average but decent one. But sometimes he looks horrendous in our system.