Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Leicester City’s surprise title bid confirms that money doesn’t guarantee you anything in the Premier League and success can be built by other means, the Daily Mail report.
The Foxes currently lead the Premier League table by five points with only four games remaining.
Their title hilt has come as a huge surprise, and the fact that their expenditure on players has been dwarfed by the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City makes it all the more remarkable.
Commenting on Claudio Ranier’s side’s success this far, Wenger feels the East Midlands club have set a new precedent in the top-flight and demonstrated how spending money doesn’t guarantee trophies.
“It is a fantastic achievement. Nobody expected that. That makes many people happy and it confirms that it is not only down to the amount of money people spend in football,” the Arsenal boss told the Daily Mail.
“Sometimes, it upsets the natural hierarchy that everyone has in their head in the Premier League.”
The Premier League has for so long consistent of a regular top six, with each club fighting for the Champions League spots and regularly breaking club transfer records on new players.
Chelsea and Manchester City in particular often spend on one player what most fellow top-flight clubs spend in an entire transfer window yet this season has proven that doesn’t promise success.
Wenger has often lamented the Gunners’ title rivals having the upper hand when it comes to finances, yet the Frenchman can now no longer use this as an excuse to hide behind his own side’s failings.