Yeah, I agree buying players is always a lottery, every manager has had some great and some poor buys. Arteta was rightly criticised for his first window for different reasons though . . dealing with Joorabchian and wanting 30+ Chelsea rejects.Yes Arsène got the majority of signings right & as you say his talent ID was epic especially in the early years when he had far more knowledge of the European game than anyone else on these shores
However even in his 1st 10 signings there was relative failures such as Matthew Upson, Nelson Vivas & Alberto Sanchez?
Its just a bit rich beating on Arteta for the likes of Cedric, Mari & Willian years later.
The 1st two I will always maintain were mainly down to EDU doing a favour to KIa.
Willian for whatever reason didnt work out. It happens.
Guy’s acting like that Napoli president
Guy thinks Arsenal won't move on to another player if they're extorted for silly money.
Only way that won't block future Mudryk deal from Arsenal is a loan for other attacker.
Then again Mudryk might get a bad injury and they lose tens of millions.