Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stressed how important it is for the club to stick to their values despite being in a financially strong position for the first time since they made the move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium.

It was announced back in January that Wenger would be given a transfer chest up to £100m in the summer to spend on strengthening the squad, and although the club have been strongly linked with big-name signings, the Frenchman wants to keep basic values at the club.

The Gunners have been linked with some massive footballing names including Gonzalo Higuain, Marouane Fellaini and Luis Suarez, but nothing concrete has come out of those reports as of yet.

Despite admitting that he is relieved to finally be in a position to match the big-spenders in world football, Wenger is also adamant that the club keep to their morales and keep their values in which they have promoted for many seasons now.

"We have better financial resources than the years before and we have created that ourselves. That is massively important to us,” Wenger told journalists in Jakarta on the first leg of the Asia Tour 2013.

"We will see what we can do until the end of the transfer period and certainly before the new season starts. That's what we are working on at the moment.

"The fans, the players and everybody is reassured by big names. But what is important is that we don't need numbers, we need quality.

"For years we were out of the race for the top-level transfers but we are coming back now because we are in a better financial situation and also because of Financial Fair Play. That will give everybody a bit more even ground.

“I still believe that, even if we are in a stronger financial position, all our values still have to be the same.

"We must rely on the quality of our work, on the style of our play and the fact we develop our own players. We will only use financial resources to bring in one or two players who will give us something more.

"It's very important that we keep to our strengths and what managed to get us through this period.”

 

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