Arsene Wenger: I Would Spend £40m On The Right Player

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismisses criticisms of his transfer inactivity and insists he will spend big-money if the right player becomes available.

After six seasons without silverware, the Frenchman is under pressure to deliver a trophy and the fans have grown frustrated by the club’s transfer policy.

After his promise to be busy this summer, Gunners fans have only seen Gervinho, along with untested teenagers, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrive.

Match that with Cesc Fabregas’ £35million departure to Barcelona and the Emirates support is starting to get anxious.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have all strengthened this summer and the pressure is increasing on Wenger.

There is a fortnight remaining in the transfer window and he has insisted he will spend big if he can find the right player.

“I will pay £30 million, I will even pay £40m if I find the right player,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “It is not a question of money, it is a question of quality.

“I think I have a wrong reputation for not wanting to spend money. I do not want to spend money for average players; I am not the only one.

“We have plenty of scouts around the world and we are not frightened to spend money when we think it is right.”

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