Done well, Maybe only Gio, Cashley has done OK but he is hated and his personal life has been in question, Silvinho done well but would have stayed if didn't have passport issues. Viera, TH, Pires, Parlour, Freddie etc were approaching twighlight years ans took bigger money elsewhere. Done worse, Flamini, Hleb, Reyes, Baptista, Senderos (its over for him really), Lauren, etc.
The only AW policy I would question is not keeping the likes of Pires, Edu, Viera, Sol (what happened there?) around for a bit longer despite the costs, like Giggs and Scholes.
If Eduardo performs for a whole season, AA continues, RVP keeps constant form, Rosicky returns, Gallas steadies now his enemy has gone, Song keeps improving and some of the younger players make a mark then we will be OK. Is Almunia good enough though?