Wenger felt his team had once again played out their opening fixture in a negative atmosphere because of criticism over the club's lack of moves in the transfer market, having failed to secure the signatures of both Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez.
"You got what you wanted, you should be happy," Wenger said to reporters in his post-match press conference. "Before the start the season that was all you write in the papers so what do you expect?"
Wenger, though, insisted today's defeat was not down to a lack of summer investment.
"Could we have won the game with the players we had on the pitch? I say yes," he continued.
"If we don't spend the money, it is because we don't find the players.
"I am not the only one to work on that, we are a team that works on that and we are ready to buy the players if we find the players good enough for us.
"My job is to make the fans happy, but we haven't lost a game because of that (not spending).
"We take our work seriously and we analyse every player in the world and spend 24 hours a day doing that.
"We are ready to spend, but until we buy players we have to win football games and it is not an excuse not to win the game today."
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