Arsenal transfers: Wenger ‘would never refuse to strengthen squad’

Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger insists that he is not concerned about how the Gunners' transfer policy is percieved

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Arsene Wenger insists that he is not concerned about the perceptions of Arsenal’s transfer policy and says that he would “never” refuse to strengthen his squad.

The Gunners are yet to bring in any new faces this month despite being linked with a host of names, including the likes of Barcelona striker David Villa and West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame.

Wenger has often been criticised for his apparent refusal to splash the cash on new signings – but the Frenchman says he is not bothered about how his transfer dealings are viewed from the outside.

“I am not worried too much about the message I give out, I am worried about what we do on the football pitch,” said Wenger. “The image and how it looks has never been my worry.

“I live in the real world and the only question I wonder is not how we look to the outside, but how good we are when we are on the football pitch. Can we pass the ball together?

“Therefore it is not to buy just because we look like we want to buy. We buy a player if we think he is good enough to play for us.

“We have two players in every position. That should be enough, plus the young players in behind. But if we find the top-class players in any position, we never refuse to strengthen our squad.”

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