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Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions that he is unwilling to spend big in the transfer market, via Goal.
The boss has been criticized for his frugality in the transfer market and he has now addressed the notion that he doesn’t want to spend the club’s money.
Speaking after the game against Leicester City on Saturday, Wenger declared he is willing to spend £300m on a single player but also added he does not have such money available to him.
Wenger said: “Why do you say I’m reluctant [to spend].”
“I don’t understand that. If I buy a player for £45m, I have done well, if I listen to you, but spending money in itself is not a quality,.
“I would spend £300m on a player – if I had £300m. We are a club with 600 employees who we need to have a responsible attitude [towards] as well.
“It is surprising that you come out of football games and you don’t speak about football games, you have to speak about money. If we find players who can strengthen our team then we are not reluctant to spend the money.
“They [the fans] are highly influenced by the media. That’s part of the process today but we try to make the right decisions. It is as simple as that. There is a whole team working on strengthening the team and I am not the only one.”
Wenger is on the verge of signing a defender and it is believed Shkodran Mustafi would be the club’s next signing.