Arsene Wenger has told Jose Mourinho he has spent 21 years not being able to spend as much as his title rivals.
Manchester United have amassed just 8 points from their last five games. Following a 2-2 draw with Burnley on Boxing Day at Old Trafford, United’s boss, Mourinho who has spent nearly £300m since joining the Red devils claimed it is still not enough to compete with Manchester City.
However, Wenger smiled when told of Mourinho’s comments and claimed that he has always been an underdog in financial terms and even more so now.
Ahead of Arsenal’s league clash with Crystal Palace Tomorrow, Gunners boss Wenger said: “I have been in that position for 21 years so I can’t start to complain now. There have always been three or four teams richer than I am. I’ve learned to cope with that.
“We deal with our own situation as well as we can. Manchester City, Chelsea and Man United are all richer than us. We have to find ways to be successful.”
On Alex Sanchez contract situation;
We have not been approached by anyone. Other than that I stand by what I have said before”.
“Transfer window, I will be busy. Clubs will contact us to buy and loan players and I will be open to any possibilities to strengthen our team.”
On the injury front;
Wenger added: “Monreal, Giroud And Ramsey are out. Nacho ten days, Giroud four to six weeks but he is a quick healer, Ramsey beginning of January.
“Giroud will be back at the beginning of January. He suffered the injury in the middle of December so four to six weeks is January 10-15.
On Jack Wilshere’s contract situation;
“I’ll sit down with Jack. Believe if we can meet a point of agreement financially he’ll want to stay.”
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