Arsène Wenger understands why Queens Park Rangers took "a gamble" in the transfer market to try and preserve their Premier League status.
Harry Redknapp's team were relegated last weekend after a 0-0 draw at Reading and they drop into the Championship with an expensively-assembled squad.
Loic Remy, Jermaine Jenas and Christopher Samba were among the players signed in January and Wenger believes they were right to take a chance.
Nobody would forgive you if you don’t have a go. They tried
"It’s always turbulent when you go down," he said. "Have you known a club where it was not turbulent? It’s massive.
"They had a decision to make in January where they had to take a gamble to stay in the Premier League but it was already very late.
"But you sit there and say ‘do we accept to go down and don’t take any gamble or do we have a go?’ Nobody would forgive you if you don’t have a go. They tried."
For Wenger the most important consideration in the January transfer window is improving the team, not buying individuals.
"What is important is good teams," he said. "Bayern Munich last year signed Mandzukic and would you say he is a big name? No, but they are going to the Champions League final.
"What is important is good players who give something that the team is missing. I know we live in an environment where it’s more demand for glamour and headlines but what is important to have a good team.
"Sometimes the big name brings you what you don’t have in the team but it’s not always necessarily the case."
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3 May 2013