Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has poured cold water over any plans of competing with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the signing of French superstar Paul Pogba.
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With the Gunners finishing 12 points behind the Blues in the Premier League and failing to reach the quarter-final stage in Europe, there has been calls for the Wenger to splash the cash this summer in order to turn the side into genuine contenders for the big trophies.
Juventus midfielder Pogba has a reported £60million price-tag on his head and despite spending big money on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the last two summer transfer windows, Wenger insists he won’t pay over the odds for any player:
“Since we started to buy again, we have slowly come back to a more competitive level. But you speak maybe about stratospheric numbers where we will not be involved,” he told Mirror Sport.
“I want a good rapport between price and quality. Santi Cazorla was voted man of the match in the FA Cup final. I don’t think he cost £150m. Francis Coquelin was one of the best players on the pitch.”
“I am not against spending money. I have shown that recently,” Wenger added.
Sections of Gunners supporters may be disappointed to learn that the club won’t be entering a bidding war for the likes of Pogba, but their form since the turn of the year coupled with retaining the FA Cup proves they’re on the cusp of something special.