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Wenger prepared to spend

11 May 2009 - 08:08:39

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has promised to strengthen his young squad in the summer after a week in which the Gunners suffered two humiliating defeats.

Following the midweek Champions League exit to Manchester United, Wenger's side slumped to a 4-1 home loss to Chelsea on Sunday, after which the Frenchman admitted there were deficiencies in his squad.

He said: "Certainly we will try to strengthen the squad in the summer.

"We'll look to sign one or two players. We are prepared to spend the necessary money to get the players we want."

Wenger allowed Gilberto Silva, Alex Hleb and Mathieu Flamini to leave the Emirates Stadium last summer since when Samir Nasri, Aaron Ramsey, Amaury Bischoff, Mikael Silvestre and Andriy Arshavin have arrived at the club, but the new squad has failed to gel.

Wenger added: "The size of the player is not always linked with the size of the money you spend.

"Once we identify the player we want, we will spend the money we need to.

"People have come to the conclusion that there is a massive difference between us and Manchester United.

"I'm convinced there isn't. I remain confident that we can win silverware next season and that's why we will continue to work hard."


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