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Wenger rejects stubbornness claims

Published 21/08/2011

Arsene Wenger is concentrating on bolstering ARsenal's midifeld
Arsene Wenger is concentrating on bolstering ARsenal's midifeld

Arsene Wenger maintains he is not stubborn when it comes to buying players, but again stressed finding the right men to strengthen Arsenal is not easy.

Arsenal have been linked with a loan move for Real Madrid's veteran Brazilian striker Kaka as well as promising Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila. Wenger, however, insists it is not just about getting out the cheque book.

"Overall we will buy. Maybe people feel I am stubborn, but I am not, I just want to do the best for the team and buy the right players," the Gunners boss said.

"If I have shown one thing in the last 15 years, it is that I have brought good players.

"We will bring as well experienced players, but people just say 'buy' - but it is to buy the right player which is difficult."

While Wenger has brought in fresh talent this summer, they have not been the experienced players which many Gunners fans crave.

That call for more mature heads, though, does not stack up for the Arsenal manager.

"I look at the players and if they are good enough," Wenger said.

"You forget we have bought players - Gervinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Ryo (Miyaichi) - and you will see over the season they are top-quality players, but at the moment we have to give them some time."

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