We have to defend our style of play, values – Wenger

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LONDON (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday that his club will not abandon their principles despite beginning to make their presence felt in the transfer market.Buoyed by the club-record £42.4 million ($66 million, 50 million euros) purchase of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal won five of their first seven Premier League games and currently lead the table on goal difference from Liverpool.Years of shrewd financial management, including the construction of the 60,000-seater Emirates Stadium, have left Arsenal in a strong economic position, but Wenger says they will not get carried away.“We have huge ambition to win the league this season,” he told shareholders at the club’s annual general meeting. “We were restricted financially and had to be strict, but we have come out of that.“However, we have to defend our style of play and values. That comes from developing our own players with youth policy and that should be the core of our club.“The future of Arsenal will rely on the quality of work we do inside, to scout and develop. We are respected all over the world for our values; we are not artificial.“We will also look to buy proven quality. We did not need …

Source: Vanguard News

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