Arsene Wenger has denied reports that he is refusing to spend big in the summer market.
The Arsenal boss disputes the perception that he is resisting the board’s desire for him to spend.
“Of course it’s unfair,” said Wenger.
“Why should I resist? I just defend the idea that you spend the money you have and not the money you don’t have.
“Today we have more so we can spend more. It’s as simple as that. Of course I am excited by that prospect but what I want to convince you of is that we are ready to spend the money if we feel that the players makes us a better team tomorrow morning.
“Maybe it’s difficult to balance that in a newspaper but football is not only about that. It’s bigger than that. It’s about the team, the quality of the play, the spirit and togetherness and the quality of the players. Therefore we have to focus on all the rest as well.”