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Win or lose, Wenger won't be spending big this summer

PUBLISHED: 13:50 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:51 07 September 2010

With Manchester United and Chelsea playing the rotation game with strong squads at their disposal, injury-hit Arsenal are having to soldier on with a thin line-up on the bench as the race for the title enters its most crucial stage, writes Jem Maidment. M

With Manchester United and Chelsea playing the rotation game with strong squads at their disposal, injury-hit Arsenal are having to soldier on with a thin line-up on the bench as the race for the title enters its most crucial stage, writes Jem Maidment.

Manager Arsene Wenger, however, says he does not regret not adding to his roster last summer and, with a reputed £69m war-chest available, will not spend big again this summer, whatever the outcome of this season.

"You look at the amount of money we have spent in recent years and we have not done badly," he argued.

"The real target of a manager is to respect the balance of what comes in and what goes out and do well with the funds available.

"We have money in the bank because we have made the right decisions. I believe a football team is not about buying and selling. I believe it is more about building and working together and going through a growing process. It is enjoyable now to see the team going slowly up and seeing what they can do.

"I believed in this team and winning the title would prove me right. I am confident I will be proven right.


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