Wenger: I won't be spending big

BY foxsports • May 22, 2011

The Gunners finished the season with a whimper at Craven Cottage, where Theo Walcott's late equaliser rescued a point in a 2-2 draw with Fulham. Wenger concedes he needs to strengthen if his side are to challenge for the title next season, but he is concerned by the spending power of those around the club. The Frenchman insists he will not spend for the sake of it and will only target the right players to enhance his options. "We need good players, world-class players," Wenger told Sky Sports. "We will try to buy the right players. Spending is not a purpose, it's not our goal. We want the right players. "We have to be conscious that we cannot buy players for £50million. We fight with opponents who can do that. "You have to live in a realistic world, therefore we will give it our best to strengthen the team." Meanwhile, Wenger refused to dwell on the draw with Fulham as a win would have seen them finish fourth regardless, meaning Arsenal must qualify for the Champions League group phase. Arsenal, who lost at home to Aston Villa last week, were hoping for results to go their way to finish third, but Manchester City's win at Bolton confirmed the top four remained unchanged. "Anyone can drop points here," Wenger said. "The result last week had a massive impact on the outcome of the league. So today, of course we had to win, but even if we had we would not have qualified directly."


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