Parlour explains what Wenger always used to say about transfers at Arsenal

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Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has revealed what he always overheard about Arsene Wenger's thoughts on transfers.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour explained on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT, what Gunners boss Arsene Wenger always used to say about the transfer market.

Wenger leads a club with impressive resources and a team, which stands a good chance of success on all fronts next season.

However, it’s arguable that the Frenchman doesn’t always make the most of the club’s wealth and Parlour has offered up an explanation of why.

“Arsene Wenger always used to say ‘why should I pay big when I can get the same sort of player for £5-6 million less?’” he told talkSPORT.

Wenger breaking with convention

Based on that statement from Parlour, it is interesting that Arsene Wenger has made some big signings in the last two transfer windows with moves for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

However, both of those individuals are unique players who were available and had the potential to help the side move forward.

It’s a trend that Wenger mustn’t go back on, because it’s important Arsenal compete for the very best players when they are available.

Wenger’s sense can’t be doubted

While there will be some fans who have always been a little bit critical of Wenger’s approach to the transfer market, his sense can’t be doubted.

He’s always protected Arsenal’s best interests and never makes signings for the sake of doing so.

The signs are that he’s dealt with another problematic area of the Arsenal squad, with Sky Sports reporting that Petr Cech’s move to the club is imminent.

He’s aware of the issues and he’s starting to deal with them, without fear of spending when the big names become available.

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