March 07, 2015 12:18:46 UK
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side are now able to compete with the biggest clubs in the world for the best players on the market.
The Gunners, since moving to the Emirates, have been able to lure the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to north London over recent transfer windows.
Arsenal, who are 51.00 to win the Premier League title this season, are now able to compete in a very competitive transfer market and Wenger believes he has provided to stability at the club to be able to do that.
He said: “What people forget is you have to build a new stadium.
“Now we can compete for the best players and that was not the case five years ago.
“I went with the club for the challenge of building a new stadium without dropping out of the Champions League and we made it every year.
“I feel that I have done my job in a very committed and faithful way. In 20 years it will be acknowledged that was a very sensitive period for the club. Today the club is in a strong position.”
Arsenal are now preparing for Monday night’s FA Cup clash with rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Gunners are 3.00 to win, 3.40 to draw and 2.50 to lose to United.
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