Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened up about the difficulties involved in trying to sign the players he wants for Arsenal.
He said: “For any deal, when you want to buy something you go to see the owner and if he doesn’t want to sell, he doesn’t want to sell. You cannot buy. In our job it is exactly like that.
“When the players are not free you cannot buy them because it’s the club who decides, the person who owns the contract who decides. In Europe you have maybe 15 clubs with a huge financial resource.
“There’s a difference between financial power nowadays and the availability of top-class players.”