Disagree to a certain extent. Some of it is to do with Wenger, granted, but as much as we Arsenal fans like to bleat on about how the players left because they're greedy. It's only Cesc who really left with another reason that wasn't "I want to win things" and even then that was definitely a factor. If we were challenging for the title/winning things then I'm pretty sure we'd still have Nasri/Van Persie at least. Plus a few other less high profile players.
Sure, but the point is that if Arsenal can be competitive in the absence of Chelsea and City, so could have Spurs, or Everton, or Liverpool, or Villa even.
There are still plenty of teams around the world that would have snaffled their best players, not just city. I think arsenal would have kept exactly the same trajectory as they have. Their comparative downfall is pure wenger, nothing to do with chelsea or city,