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Arsenal boss Wenger insists: I would pay £40M for right player

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he's prepared to pay £40 million on a new player.

Wenger has defended his dealings, claiming he would be happy to spend big money if he could get the men he wants.

He told Sky Sports News: "I will pay 30 (million) I will even pay 40 if I find the right players.

"But it's not a question of money, it's a question of quality we find. I think I have a wrong reputation of not wanting to spend money - I do not want to spend money for average players."

He added the club have got plenty of scouts all over the world, saying: "And we are not frightened to spend money when we think it's right.

"Our fans have more reasons to be proud of this club - the values here, the way the club is run, what the club is built (upon) - than being angry with the club.

"Of course we want to deliver trophies, of course we want to win trophies, who wouldn't want (that)?

"But we feel we were very close last year and my regret of course is that we didn't do it but we are battling on all fronts and a bit unlucky on all fronts I think."

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