It has been a rebuild for me for several seasons (as an outsider) and I fear Arteta has a massive problem in getting rid of the deadwood, and more importantly to bring players in that could actually bring quality and add. I suppose one of the biggest unknowns will be what time frame Arteta will have to work in, what the board will see as acceptable progress and how patient the fans will be. The squad does have some good players but if a legendary Arsenal injury jinx hits, it does seem threadbare. Perhaps the only other sides in the top 8 that I don't think are strong in depth are Spurs, Leicester and Wolves. Are the latter punching above their weight for a season
Don't disagree with much of that. Recruitment is always going to be an issue, especially as they are only signing players from other leagues. Difficult to point to many recent signings who have been a complete success... Aubameyang is the only one.
Problem I see however is the off field leadership issues will and are filtering through to the team.
Other clubs who have been successful have generally had far more synergy between ownership, management, coaching and players. I feel this is exactly where Liverpool are at the moment, and where City were (until the potential UEFA ban), Leicester, where previous Arsenal and Man U teams under Wenger and Fergie were.
it's the reason Chelsea go from challenging or winning to a season or two of nothing and the reason the current Man U set-up is not progressing. And the reason Spurs have not won anything despite a very good squad (and I'd be amazed if that changes under Mourinho).