Arsenal’s boss, Arsene Wenger has said that he is not afraid to spend money this time in the transfer market to secure his side on the top four premiership table by the end of the season.
The Gunners who has recently improved in the quality of players acquired since the summer of 2014 have paid over £30 million (€40m) for Alexis Sanchez, and £45m (€60m) for Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Danny Welbeck, although the squad has struggled with several injuries so far this season and stays at the seventh position in the Premier League.
Wenger has been criticised by fans for not buying quality and needed players as the club needed a central midfielders and defenders, something he puts down to the financial constraints of moving to the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking with Goal.com on Saturday, December 21, 2014, Wenger has made it known that it is high time he started spending and that he will, “without any doubt”, make provision for a defender in January if he can find the right man.
“There is a huge difference between the perception that people have of me and the reality: I’m not scared to spend money,” he told reporters.
“If you go out with me one night, you will understand that.
“What I don’t like is to spend money that I don’t have. Now I have money so no problem spending it at all.” He said
He also defended his reluctance to buying more players on the ground that excess spending might put the club into financial troubles.
“What I fought against was spending money that would have put the future of the club in danger”. He added.