Empty handed: Wenger will not sign any big name players
Wenger's stance in resisting pressure to spend heavily will astonish trophy-starved Arsenal fans.
Asked in a TV interview with Al Jazeera why he no longer signed 'big players', he replied: 'Because we respect our budget. You look at the clubs who lose £100m or £150m and if we do that then we go bust. We pay what we can afford.
'I'm amazed that people are amazed that we do that. I think what is surprising is that people don't respect that.
'If I tell you we can win two more points but we lose £150m, what will you say? Win two more points. But I ask a second question: where do we get the £150m in? Maybe you don't have the same answer.'
Arsenal are the only English team still in four competitions and are about to embark on a potential 11 games in 34 days.
Striker Nicklas Bendtner has again hinted he could quit the club.
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He has played a bit-part role since returning from injury and said: 'At the end of the season we can see where I am, see where the team is and how well we have done.'
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