Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended their summer market work.

The Gunners have failed in their public bids for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Wenger said: "We don't want to hurt anybody, not Newcastle, not anybody.

"You can't reproach us on one side for not buying and yet on the other side when we try to buy to reproach us as well. That is a bit contradictory.

"I would just like to reiterate to you that in the last 16 years we have been very successful with transfers - if you look at the players who play tomorrow, they are top quality players, and you should never forget that.

"It is not always to think what is outside is better than what you have.

"What is important as well is to rate what you have and our fans have to understand that as well."

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