Wenger under pressure to spend big

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits the pressure is on for him sign the next Lionel Messi rather than another promising player in the January transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with a £10million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez, while Crystal Palace's 21-year-old England international Wilfried Zaha and Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby are others allegedly on Wenger's radar.

"It is very difficult because the level of expectation is very high - people want to see Lionel Messi come in, they don't want to see a promising guy," said Wenger, who takes his side to Swansea in the FA Cup third-round on Sunday.

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