Arsene Wenger has claimed he has a queue of players lining up to sign for the club, as he looks to make good on his promises to spend big in the final week of the transfer window.
Wenger stated he has been frustrated by his failure to land a host of top targets this summer, yet he insists the desire of some of the game’s leading lights to join the Gunners burns brighter than ever.
However, the Frenchman reigned in the temptation to solely spend big on a marquee player.
“I can understand the interest in these types of signings, but it’s five per cent of the game,” he said.
“For 95 per cent of the time it’s something more – the spirit inside the club, the values of the club. But today you feel that it is only about that (big signings).
“I’m not against splashing out, but football is not only about that.
“(But) many players want to join us and all the players who have been here want to come back here. It’s not because they like my face.
“They want to come here because of the way we treat people and for the football we play, or try to play. Unfortunately we’ve not always managed to do it, but they find something here they want to know again.
“So when they go somewhere else and many, many, many players, believe me, ask me to come back. They all want to come back. I don’t know if it is Arsenal or England, but there is something about it.”