Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger eyes ‘one or two exceptional players’

Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger is prepared to splash the cash on "one or two exceptional players" in January

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Arsene Wenger's side are fifth in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he has money to spend in the January transfer window but says he will only splash the cash on “exceptional” players.

The Gunners, currently fifth in the Premier League table and 15 points behind leaders Manchester United, have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks, including Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Manchester United winger Nani.

Wenger says he is prepared to strengthen his squad in January but will only make a move for top-class talent.

“If we can add one or two exceptional players, we will do it,” Wenger told a news conference on Thursday.

“What we do not want to do is add players just because people put us under pressure to buy players. That is where we have to be strong enough.

“If we find a player who will give us something special, we will do it – but that in January will not be easy.

“We have money, and why should I not spend it if it is to find the right players?”

Wenger, whose side travel to Wigan Athletic on Saturday, added: “I believe as well the first and most important thing is to keep confidence in the players we have. If we are consistent, we can come back.

“What is important is this team develops in the way we want to play.

“I have seen some interesting aspects on Monday night at Reading. Let’s see how far this team can go.”

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