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Arsene Wenger has claimed the reason he does not want to make expensive signings is because he treats the club’s money as if it were its own.
The Gunners boss has been criticized for reluctance to spend big on playes but the boss claims a club that spends outrageously is susceptible to making costly mistakes.
Astonishingly, the boss has began to change his tune and is now claiming he is prepared to spend big if he finds the right players.
In an interview with Alan Curbishley in his new book Game Changers: Inside English Football via the Metro, Wenger claimed the manager makes big decisions for the club so he has to act like the money is his own.
‘I personally believe the only way to be a manager is to spend the club’s money as if it were your own, because if you don’t do that you’re susceptible to too many mistakes,’ he explained.
‘You make big decisions and I believe you have to act like it’s your own money – like you’re the owner of the club and you can identify completely with the club, because if you don’t do that I think you cannot go far.’
It appears Wenger does want to spend big on the right player as the Squawka claimed yesterday that the boss had set aside more than £60m to sign Antoine Greizmann this summer, although the move won’t be happening.