By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger intends to add just one experienced player in the summer.

The Arsenal manager is famously frugal in the transfer market and has rarely splashed out on big names. In the off-season last year he bought Bacary Sagna, Eduardo and Lukasz Fabianski - all worthwhile acquisitions but perhaps not star attractions.

However the likes of Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg went out of the Emirates Stadium exit. This summer, the manager intends to stick with his established spending pattern.

"We will continue to do what we've done," said Wenger at his pre-match press conference. "I will buy but not too much in the summer. My priority is to keep this team together because we are still young, especially in some departments of the team.

"If we can add one player we will do it, not one in each department just one experienced player."

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 Richard Clarke 11 Apr 2008