Arsene Wenger has pointedly reminded Jose Mourinho that he’s been competing against the financial muscle of other clubs for his entire tenure at Arsenal.
After damaging consecutive draws over the festive period, the Portuguese coach attempted to deflect from Manchester United’s faltering title challenge by highlighting the money spent on new recruits by runaway leaders Manchester City. He also, because he’s a moany gremlin, made clear that he’ll need more cash if he’s to compete in the future.
Just to remind everyone, United have spent the best part of £600 million since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago and their net spend last summer was basically the same.
Summer 2017/18 net spend on transfers:
Man City – £139m
Man U – £138m
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Asked about Mourinho’s comments ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday, Wenger said: “I have been in that position for 21 years so I can’t start to complain now.
“There have always been three or four teams richer than I am. I’ve learned to cope with that.
“We deal with our own situation as well as we can. Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are all richer than us. We have to find ways to be successful.”