Our CM needs work and full back positions are problematic with Bellerin lacking edge and Tierney out so much. We should be more productive than we are with our attacking players though. We should still be 6th to 7th overall in PL at least, and so we are underachieving.
I don’t think it is so much technical quality of players though as it is to do with an overall rotten culture and softness in the dressing room that still needs to be fixed, but cannot be until we thin out further the senior ranks in the squad that are just picking up fat paycheques rather than being good role models for our younger players. Regardless of what happens to Arteta this culture needs to be fixed, not just a repeat of what happened with Özil with other players where time is wasted with a “clean slate” where players play well for a new manager for a few months before reverting back to type.