I mean, it's his career he's likely throwing away by staying here. He knows how Arteta operates, if he rides the bench for yet another season, well... his fault for not seeing the writting on the wall.
Fergie made a living from highly motivated squad players contributing to his success. Pep is going down the same path. You can still have a big career without being the main act.
I understand the skepticism. Its rare to find players like that these days who aren’t motivated by money or self aggrandising but still genuine quality
But every successful club needs a Darren Fletcher, a Ji Sung Park, a Julian Alvarez, an Origi etc. It’s not for everyone but Reiss clearly has a good attitude.