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Wenger wouldn't dream of spending over £100m on a player.

Arsene Wenger reacts to Paul Pogba's £112m move to Manchester United

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Many words have been used to describe Paul Pogba's record-breaking move to Manchester United: ridiculous, absurd, eye-watering and outrageous but to name a few.

The Frenchman is all but set to complete a £112 million return to Old Trafford having left the club four years ago for a meagre £700,000.

Some believe Pogba will justify his transfer fee over the coming years, especially so if he sparks Premier League glory, but the fact remains that United have taken a massive gamble by spending so much.

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Fail to hit the ground running in Manchester and the 23-year-old risks becoming one of football's biggest flops; the pressure is well and truly on.

Typically, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has since given his take on Pogba's highly-anticipated move to Jose Mourinho's United and labelled it as "completely crazy". 

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He said, per the Daily Mail: "It is completely crazy if you cannot afford to pay it. If you can afford to pay it you can justify it.

"It is completely crazy if you compare it to normal life. That is for sure. But we live in a world where every activity that is worldwide makes a lot of money.

"Football has become a worldwide competition and that is why clubs can afford to do it. Does it make sense in the way the player can give you that investment back? Nobody ever could calculate.

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"Since I am in this sport I always thought the record cannot go higher and I was always wrong. Maybe in a few years it will be 200, 300, who knows?"

How Arsenal fans wish Wenger was so ruthless in the transfer market.

Nevertheless, Pogba's return appears imminent having completed a medical in Los Angeles on Thursday and inherited the No.6 shirt.

And for one lucky fan, the France international was all too willing to sign his United shirt which had 'Pogba 6' printed on the back (see below).

No official announcement has yet been made, but it would seem beyond reasonable doubt that Pogba will be plying his trade at the Theatre of Dreams next season.

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