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‘We will not be in that market’ Wenger rules out transfer battle with Chelsea and Manchester United

PUBLISHED: 05:30 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 20:02 01 June 2015

Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal celebrates following the FA Cup Final  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal celebrates following the FA Cup Final (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Gunners can go about their own business this summer without spending huge amounts.

A glorious display and result at Wembley in the FA Cup final sets up the summer perfectly for Wenger as he looks to close the gap on Chelsea and Manchester City.

Big name signings are already being linked with the Manchester clubs and Chelsea, but Arsenal are seemingly set for a quiet few months with Petr Cech the main link so far.

When asked why Arsenal are never linked with the likes of Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale to take them to the next level, 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.”

Wenger has been impressed with his teams’ second half of the season which saw them battle for second spot and lift back to back FA Cups.

The Frenchman claims it is not all about Chelsea at the top of the table though and knows Arsenal, along with all the other challengers, will improve next season.

“We have made some ground up on them this season,” he said.

“Man City will buy, Liverpool will buy, Tottenham will buy so we will see.

“I feel we have moved forward, people think it is all about buying but I think it is about cohesion.

“Mentally we are stronger, tactically we are stronger. We will need to buy but only in small numbers, that is for sure.”

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