Arsene Wenger seems to be enjoying the accolades after winning the FA Cup again, but it seems the press is much more interested in the latest Arsenal transfer rumours than talking about the Aston Villa demolition.
The Gunners have bought Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the last couple of summers, and many Arsenal fans are begging for Wenger to go one step further and buy superstars like Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba, who are both likely to be sold for astronomical amounts in the coming window, but Wenger has announced that he will still be a little more prudent than that!
Wenger said: “We have not spent that kind of money.” “People forget that for years we had to sell our best players, people forget that. It was a very difficult period for us.
“That is the reality. Since we start to buy again we improve. “People start talking about stratospheric numbers. We will not be in that market for financial reasons.
“I have not made a clear decision of what I will do, but don’t rule anything out or tell you how much we spend.
“Santi Cazorla was voted man of the match; he has not cost £150million. Coquelin was one of the best players on the pitch. It is not all about money.”
But the Frenchman refused to rule out the possibility of getting Petr Cech from Chelsea, even though we had just seen Wojciech Szczesny perform reasonably well in the Cup Final. “Our goalkeeper was very good today,” Wenger said. “It was a good decision to go with it, if it didn’t work I would have been criticised.
“If you look at the stats, Ospina is the best goalkeeper in the league. You might not share that opinion, but in the mathematics he is.
“I don’t know what is happening with Petr Cech, we have just won the cup and so I can’t come out and say anything straight after.
“You will see what we will do by the end of the transfer window.”
Hopefully we will see what you can do long before the end of the window, Arsene! Okay maybe Bale and Pogba may have been aiming a little too high, but the likes of Cech, Vidal and Martinez are well within your prudent boundaries….