The Frenchman, who watched his side easily swat aside Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, has invited critics to join him on a night out to witness just how generous he really is
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has laughed off suggestions he doesn’t like spending money as the injury-ravaged Gunners heads towards January in need of reinforcements yet again.
The north Londoners are without a host of players at present, most notably Francis Coquelin who is likely to be sidelined for three months.
Wenger is short on replacements in midfield, with Mikel Arteta turning in a calamitous display against West Brom and Mathieu Flaimini brought in against Dinamo Zagreb.
The Gunners romped to an easy 3-0 win against the Croatian outfit on Tuesday, keeping their Champions League hopes alive, but the post-match talking point remained Arsenal’s current injury predicament – and the decision not to sign a single outfield player in the summer.
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When it was suggested to Wenger that he is reluctant to spend money, though, he replied: “My friends don’t think that!
“I’ll invite you out one night and you will see that I like to spend money.”
Arsenal have already been linked with a host of defensive-midfield targets ahead of the January transfer window reopening, with the likes of William Carvalho and Lars Bender all mooted.
Despite their injury problems, the Gunners put in a dominant display against Dinamo, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil starring on the night, while Aaron Ramsey made a welcome return from injury.