Arsenal legend: Wenger would have heart attack before spending £35m

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Former Arsenal captain Frank McLintock does not believe Arsene Wenger would ever consider spending £35 million on a striker, despite the Gunners boss being linked with a January move for Falcao.

Wenger will reportedly be provided with significant transfer funds to reinforce his Arsenal squad in the transfer window, but McLintock does not see the Frenchman splashing out on a player of Falcao's value.

According to a report from The Mirror last week, the Arsenal manager is interested in bringing Falcao to the Emirates Stadium with his transfer kitty, as he looks to further compensate for the departure of Robin van Persie.

McLintock, however, cannot envisage all of Wenger's funds being used to capture just one player, and does not expect the Gunners boss ever to be so extravagant in his spending.

“There was talk in the papers over the last few days that Arsene Wenger has £35million to spend on a striker but I don’t think he’ll ever do that," the 1971 Double winning skipper told talkSPORT.

"He’ll have a heart attack before he ever does something like that!“

McLintock, meanwhile, has been impressed by the performances of the Gunners this season, with many predicting they would suffer following the sales of Van Persie and Alex Song.

But new signings Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski have immediately proved their worth, and McLintock has been enthused by Arsenal so far this term.

“I like the look of what I’ve seen already apart from the Chelsea game,” he added.

“Most of the performances have been very good."

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