This completely.WE HAVEN'T REPLACED RIYAD MAHREZ.
I honestly don't think we are far from a top 4 team with our squad but our wide players are seriously lacking.
Perez - not a wide player at all and wasted out there.
Barnes - shows occasional glimpses he could be a good PL player but appears to lack the footballing intelligence and only a real threat when he has lots of space to knock the ball into and run.
Albrighton - usually a solid performer and will always gives 100% but probably the least skillful and doesn't really suit our play now. Puts a decent ball in but it is usually blind and we don't really have an airial threat to take advantage anyway.
Gray - possibly the most skillful and he can beat a defender but doesnt usually take the ball with him too. Should have improved more by now and incredibly frustrating to watch the majority. I still think he could become a good PL player but seems very unlikely to happen here.
All of these are much of a muchness, they offer something different but no one stands head and shoulders above any of the others.
We desperately need someone who can put a defender on their arse and create/score from very little.
Maybe a bastard to go in the centre mid too but it's all we really need.
Why we only seemed to be after CBs in January is a mystery.