Arsene Wenger on the lookout for new players, “There are top players outside of the ones Chelsea want”
Written by Jeffrey on April 20, 2010 4:00
Three games left and Arsenal’s season will be official over. For many it already is after last Sunday’s defeat at Wigan, but there’s still Champions League qualification to play for.
Speaking after the Wigan game ahead of next season, manager Arsene Wenger revealed the club could overcome Chelsea in terms of financial power now that the stadium is no longer a handbrake in his plans to buy players, adding how top players cannot all join Chelsea
The Frenchman was very critical of the wage policy of their London rivals, describing it as something which “should not be allowed”. Wenger, 60, concluded by saying how his plan is to go for players who Chelsea will not go after, as they can still be good enough for Arsenal.
I think we can overcome [Chelsea]. For a while we were not investing maybe because we had built the stadium but I think our financial situation is now becoming much stronger and we will be capable to buy the players we need to buy.
No we cannot [compete] on wages with Chelsea. That is simple. I believe what is not normal is not our wage bill but their wage bill because that should not be allowed.
However they cannot all go to Chelsea, it is as simple as that. There are top players outside of the ones Chelsea want to buy who are good enough for us.