Senior players doubling there huge salary always seems to coincide with a drop off in form at arsenal; probably human nature to drop off a little bit unless you have some hard arse coach like Simone or you have some hyper-competirive Ronaldo like mentality. Anyway let's hope he bucks this trend this yearHe came here as a marquee signings as opposed to Atletico where sometimes he'd be benched or played at RB. This alongside not having Simeone kicking you up your arse might cause some work ethic issues, hope it's just me speculating though.
Don't understand the negativity at all. Sure he didn't exactly set the league alight, but he showed enough to be an automatic starter when available. Our only all rounder midfielder. You can't have fatal weaknesses in midfield and he's the best we got.