By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger has not ruled out dipping into the transfer market once more before the window closes at the end of August.
So far the Arsenal manager has brought in Eduardo, Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianksi. Meanwhile he has allowed Thierry Henry, Freddie Ljungberg and Mart Poom to go.
At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Wenger appeared relaxed about the strength of the squad but confirmed there are definitely funds available if required.
"I always look at my team and what we need to be strong," he said. "And I feel we are strong, I don't feel we need more.
"But we are always listening. If something comes up we have the funds to do it, but we don't have a special need."
Wenger is renowned for his value-spotting in the transfer market and he was questioned whether his reluctance for further purchases was based on the large sums forked out this summer.
"It is down to everybody to pay the amount of money they want to pay," he replied. "What is happening at the moment is that 80 per cent of the money spent in the world is being spent in England. The prices have gone up.
"I don't go into crazy markets. But they might go down again. The amount of top class players available is not necessarily linked with the money available."Copyright 2017 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