no disrespect to you but, ohmi********inggawdsinheaven, i hate that damn phrase. it gets thrown about way too damn much. you don't need and, in fact, can't have 18-25 "starting quality for arsenal" players because, really, how many "starting quality for arsenal" players (say, mr. suarez that you mentioned) will come to arsenal to sit on his ass behind van persie? will hazard be coming to sit behind gervinho and walcott? no? okay, he starts. will walcott renew his contract to sit on his ass behind gervinho and hazard? don't think so. and we're not packing man city money where we can say, "well, you'll be collecting splinters on your ass but you'll make 225 a week? cool? cool." we need people in the second team who can come in individually and, when mixed in with other first teamers, can still provide threats and not bring the level of play down overly horribly. we need more people like oxlade-chamberlain who, if he comes in to replace gervinho or walcott and is mixed in with other first teamers, does not bring the level of play down significantly (okay, we can argue that he brings it up if he replaces walcott). we need wenger to keep players fresher by bringing in rosicky for arteta or ramsey more frequently and before they are worn out (and, for the love of all that is good and holy, keep him in the middle instead of insisting on trying to shoehorn him into the winger spots). we need more of the certain types of players, say, an organizer in the back who can get the group playing as a unit when shit goes wrong (sagna-koscielny-vermaelen-gibbs are terrific in my opinion but, together, they play as 4 very good individual defenders where, with mertesacker in, they can play as a good defensive unit). we need more people (as scally touched on once awhile ago) who are just downright fucking offended to lose a game and will try to bring up the rest of the squad, van persie, vermaelen and song have a bit of that in them (i am not claiming that the rest of the professionals were not trying hard because you can clearly see that they were but there's That Thing that some combative and competitive ass people just have when they're losing).