I think so too. After 22 games with Alexis they are 5 pts and 13 goals behind Top 4. Why should there be a change? Sanchez not allowed to leave AGAIN and saving Arsenes ass then fighting for Top 4? Really?? They could also qualify by winning EL like rags. But given the opponents I don't think that's too realistic. About replacement: of course there is none. They won't get the quality player without CL games. No way. That's their fuckin problem. They could find someone on loan till summer who needs game time for the WC ahead. Like Draxler. But not very likely. Mahrez for 50m would be insane. I compare him a bit to Nasri. Good footballer, lacking attitude and consistency. We have said it several times, Arsenal are on a downturn and still refuse to do transition to get out of it stronger. They would do good business taking the money now, let any player leave who doesn't want to be there and get back to work. I even think they would be more dangerous without those nearly goners.