Monday, 3rd February, 2014

Arsenal are ready to spend money, claims boss Arsene Wenger, despite keeping their powder dry in the January transfer window.

Wenger's only piece of business in January was completing a loan deal for veteran Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom; the Spartak Moscow-contracted player has landed at Arsenal injured and may miss up to six games.

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Transfer talk, which strongly suggested a big-money move for Julian Draxler, came to nothing. But Wenger believes that his side are still prepared to splash the cash when needed, urging patience until the summer.

"Look, we are not against spending, but at the moment we are focused on the second part of the season, and at the end of the season we will see what we will do", he said via his club's site.


"[The media] have announced a lot of transfers in your papers that have not happened, in many places, that means it is not as easy as it looks, even with money, to buy the right players in that period", Wenger added.

Arsenal's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace yesterday moved the side back to the top of the Premier League table and the Frenchman feels that shows just how good his squad is.

"I face that question [about the squad’s strength] since the start of the season, and we are today where we are, and that cannot be a coincidence. You cannot be lucky over 24 games, that is for sure."

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