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Wenger: If I take you out, you'll see that I like to spend money

Jovial Arsenal boss denies he has an issue with splashing the cash, and is willing to prove it.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Image: ADRIAN DENNIS

ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE Wenger claims he likes to spend money, as he jokingly invited a reporter on a night out.

The Frenchman’s lack of spending has been criticised in the past, having not added an outfield player to his first-team squad in the off-season.

Put to him that he did not like spending money, Wenger said: “No, I don’t agree with you.

“If I invite you [out] one night, you will see that I like to spend money. It’s you, the press, that gave me that reputation. My friends don’t think that.”

Source: My Football Views – Where everybody has a view/YouTube

Wenger’s men claimed a 3-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday to stay alive in Group F.

The 66-year-old said he believed his team, who sit three points behind second-placed Olympiacos, could reach the last-16 with a win in Greece on Wednesday, December 9 in match-day six

“Sometimes we went to Olympiacos already qualified,” Wenger said.

“This time we go to Olympiacos having to qualify. It’s tough but we have to believe we can do it and I believe we can do it.”

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