Arsene Wenger is praising Leicester City for showing the so called big teams that spending big is not always necessary.
The Frenchman is known for being tight with the Arsenal coffers, and last summer only agreed to sign one senior player to his squad.
Arsenal fans though are hoping for a number of recruits this summer, with a big-named striker high on their wishlist, and some midfielders needed to replace the expected departures of Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky.
The club could be disappointed again after the summer however, with Wenger claiming the big teams should learn from the current season’s league table.
“What we learn from Leicester City is what I knew for a long time, which is that it’s not just only down to the amount of money you spend,” he said.
“It’s down to the quality of players you bring in and sometimes the opportunities are not always necessarily linked with the amount of money.
“If you look well, they finished very strongly last season and on top of that they brought some players in who have given them something more, like N’Golo Kante.
“He had a huge impact. We have spoken about [West Ham’s] Dimitri Payet – you could say along with Payet he is one of the players who had a big impact in this league.”
Wenger admitted that he has a number of targets for the upcoming window, but that nothing was certain as of yet.
The fear is that the Frenchman may use the excuse of Alex Iwobi’s emergence to limit his spending in the upcoming close-season, and as much as we are extremely happy with the 19 year-old, we know that we need some strong signings to challenge for next term’s Premier League title.
Will Wenger make up for the previous transfer window failures? Or do you think he believes we only need limited strengthening before the new season?