By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger has stressed the need for Arsenal to act responsibly in the transfer market this summer.
The manager has funds at his disposal and revealed at his pre-match media briefing that he will look to reinforce his squad with some quality additions.
But Wenger insists he plans to do business sensibly and will not pay over the odds for any new recruits.
“I think it is the responsibility of a football manager to behave in a responsible way, of course,” he said.
“It is a situation for the fans which I can completely understand. But we are in a job where other clubs do not respect the basic rules of any other company and we have to live with that.
“You cannot think that if there is not enough money to run the company then someone else [will] come in and give his money. That is not how we want to run the company.
“Of course, the economic situation is difficult for people and for us as well. But we demand some understanding because we have to fight against clubs which have unlimited resources. They put pressure on our wages. How can we deal with it?
“They do not live with their natural resources which is why UEFA want to fight for the fair play.”Copyright 2013 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 21 May 2011