The only point that's debatable is whether or not they should have bought Aubemeyang
I agree with you that it was a 'panic buy', but I also think it was a purchase they got lucky with, as he's worked out for them
Goalscorers are such a rarity in the game that finding one is always going to be a massive benefit. Arsenal are proof of this, as they're still 6th without a good defence and mediocre squad-depth; so they're better with Aubemeyang than without
What they could have done, however, was keep PEA and sell Lacazette, using the funds to restructure
They would probably get between £45m-£60m for Lacazette and although that wouldn't get them multiple top-quality experienced players, it would get them 2 (or 3 at a push) highly rated young prospects (e.g. Maddison, Grealish, etc)
And that's the way they're going to have to rebuild their side; young lads who will come good and will have a massive re-sell value
Really harsh on Emery, even if he does have his short-comings (been told by someone who worked with him). I don't think he's being helped at all and I actually think this was a bad career move for him as many goon fans will be expecting/demanding top 4 finishes and title challenges which is a million miles away from their current situation.
The funny thing is loads of their fans were on SM saying that they would give him two seasons etc, yet these same people are now criticising every decision he makes. HAHA
They thought it would be all bright once Wenger is out... but they still have a shit squad built around an overpaid twat (ozil) and with a poor defense. I really rate Emery, but he's no magician and this transition was always going to be tough after more than 20 years Wenger.
Those selfies where that deluded mediocre squad of them thought they won a cup... funny looking back now