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Arsene Wenger: We will not spend big during the summer transfer window


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he can build a winning team without securing big-name signings.

The Frenchman is renowned for being one of the best in the game in making the right signings at the right price and is determined not to change his policy ahead of this summer's transfer window.

"We have not spent that kind of money," Wenger is quoted as saying by The Guardian when asked if midfielder Paul Pogba is a target.

"People forget that for years we had to sell our best players and that was a very difficult period. That is the reality. Since we buy again, we slowly come back to a more competitive level.

"You speak maybe about stratospheric numbers where we will not be involved – not at that level – for financial reasons. It's simple.

"I do not want to tell you how much money we have. But I have not made a clear decision yet for what I will do. Don't rule anything out and I will not tell you as well how much money we will spend. I'm always more focused on quality.

"Today [against Aston Villa] Santi Cazorla has been voted man of the match. I think he has not cost £150m.

"[Francis] Coquelin was one of the best players on the pitch. You have to always look at the real quality of people. I am not against spending money.

"I have shown that recently. But I want a good rapport between price and quality.

"We still have some things to do, I am conscious of that, but I am conscious as well that mentally and tactically we are stronger. And the technical quality is not bad."

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