Wenger rules out big spending
Arsene Wenger says he will not change his transfer policy and spend big at Arsenal despite Robin van Persie's decision to leave.
The Dutchman dropped a bombshell by revealing he will not be signing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners have been heavily criticised for their failure to keep another star player. Van Persie is not happy with the direction that Arsenal are heading in and is said to be unhappy with the club's refusal to spend the kind of amounts their rivals are splashing out on new players. Wenger has spent in the region of £20million to bring in Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski but that is not enough for Van Persie, who believes the Gunners will slip even further behind the likes of Manchester City. However Wenger says he will not change his transfer policy and will continue to follow football legend Johan Cruyff's mantra that you can win the Champions League without splashing out millions. "I totally agree with Cruyff and I won't change," Wenger revealed. "The only sad thing is that sometimes your work is destroyed by others. You want to see a player in his prime doing it for your club. But it does not work like that all the time. "I am a victim of that. I lost Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Cesc Fabregas at an age where they should have been playing their best football for Arsenal. But I never left the club when I could have. "I could have left 10 times to join another club but I didn't because I have worked with the same vision and philosophy at Arsenal for the last 16 years ? and that won't change."