I agree we are quick to jump on players backs when they dont play well and then wanting them out the club but that generally applies when they dont put a shift in and still dont play well.
We tend to forgive when the player works his socks off but has a duff game, so yes to a degree I am with you on this about chasing players out but only if their heart aint in it and we know it.
As for 3 years to set himself up, lets face it if footballers retired at the age of 21 they would still have more then you and me put together.
It's a question of how wealthy you want to be, 52 million from City or 31mil + 5 million bonus at Arsenal? (36 million)
Sure 16 million more is serious money but will it give him a better life style, lets face it you can do what you want with 36 million.
This goes back to other values, being successful in your career and making your family happy as well as enjoying going to work, which he does at Arsenal.
I think it is a close call but if he can get the financial package right and a realistic chance of competing for trophies next season (which means more transfers) then the other factors could sway it in our favour, but I guess this is just an old Gooner wishing!