Wenger rules out summer spending spree

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant he will resist the temptation to go on a summer spending spree to challenge for the Barclays Premier League title.

The Gunners will finish fourth this season and their last trophy remains the 2005 FA Cup. Now, former players like Emmanuel Petit are calling for Wenger to spend big.

"We have a team which is 22 years old (on average), why should we look for revolution?" Wenger said.

"That would be stupid and not responsible.

"I still believe that when you have responsibilities, you have to make decisions and stand up for that. Until now we have not done too badly."

Wenger told L'Equipe he does not know how much money he will have in the summer.

"I do not think that the team need major investments," Wenger said in the French newspaper.

Wenger's project and the way he has nurtured talent gives the club something to be proud of, according to forward Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman said: "If you look at our squad and different teams, for example Chelsea, Manchester United or Liverpool, what they cost and what we have cost, that has something to do with it. We can be proud of ourselves."

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