Arsène Wenger has stressed the importance of the Club sticking to its core principles despite its improved financial position.

The Arsenal manager has been linked with big-money moves for a number of players since the start of the summer transfer window.

While the Frenchman is pleased to have more leeway in the transfer market, he says it is important not to forget the basic values of the Club.

The fans, the players and everybody is reassured by big names. But what is important is that we don't need numbers, we need quality

"We have better financial resources than the years before and we have created that ourselves. That is massively important to us,” Wenger told journalists in Jakarta on the first leg of the Asia Tour 2013.

"We will see what we can do until the end of the transfer period and certainly before the new season starts. That's what we are working on at the moment.

"The fans, the players and everybody is reassured by big names. But what is important is that we don't need numbers, we need quality.

"For years we were out of the race for the top-level transfers but we are coming back now because we are in a better financial situation and also because of Financial Fair Play. That will give everybody a bit more even ground.

“I still believe that, even if we are in a stronger financial position, all our values still have to be the same.

"We must rely on the quality of our work, on the style of our play and the fact we develop our own players. We will only use financial resources to bring in one or two players who will give us something more.

"It's very important that we keep to our strengths and what managed to get us through this period.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 13 Jul 2013