I'd settle for a lack of weakening, although I think Afobe will stay as even if we want to get rid his form this year will mean his options would be similar to Sako's last Jan and he won't want to take the risk
One good bit of news, Alfie has confirmed today we have an option to buy him. I'd take it up in January, we need the points vs Cardiff (who he can't play against as it stands) and he is a quality player.
I would hope we have a more than capable squad to at least keep us in the league but I thought that last time. Have never really been that keen on our defence and our ability to defend crosses or stay awake for ninety minutes. Am surprised given the players at his disposal we haven't attained a more fluid attacking style but we don't have a central midfielder who can sit in behind a front two as a playmaker who can also 'defend'. For me I'd go 4-3-3 but hopefully we'll get a central defender in on loan.