Considering Lucas' tweet seemed completely positive, how some of you have concluded he won't be back till xmas and that we need to buy a replacement is batshit mental.
I think the point isn't that we shouldn't expect him to not be back until Christmas. But we should plan as if that's what's going to happen.
We need back-up/an alternative to Lucas.
Even if he was already completely fit, we'd still need to buy someone who can play in that position.
It's a problem we've had for two seasons, since Mascherano left. We got away with it in 10/11, we weren't so lucky last season.
Assuming that Lucas is going to be fine all season and that we don't need to strengthen in that position would be foolish.