By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is only after “the right type” of players over the summer – and he may not have to spend big money to get them.

Despite defeats to Manchester United and Chelsea in the last week, the Arsenal manager does not feel his side needs major surgery. He wants improvements “in the right areas” but has ruled out a raft of signings.

As ever, Wenger wants quality over quantity in his transfer dealings.

“I don’t think the squad needs major investment,” he said. “At the moment I don’t know what funds will be available [anyway]. But I just believe we need to continue to improve. I’m not as doom-and-gloom as everybody wants to make it after a defeat.

“Of course we play in a strong league against top quality opponents.

“So we need to improve in the areas that are right. That doesn’t mean quantity - and not even quantity of money - it’s just the right type of players.”

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11 May 2009