United wants all Arsenal targets: Arsene Wenger
Wenger feels van Gaal has proved he has the personality for the United job
London, May 15 (IANS)
Premier League club Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is fearful that rivals Manchester United will be willing to splash the bucks and rope in his potential targets this summer. Manchester United, who have already announced the arrival of PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay for a fee of 27.5 million euros ahead of next season, splashed in the money last season too luring in Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind for a combined fee of close to 200 million.
"I expect Manchester United to be active in the transfer market, every player I am offered, Man United are already on his case!," Wenger was quoted.
The Gunners travel to United on Sunday with the former ahead of the hosts in third place in the points table.
Winning at Old Trafford will help us be stronger next season: Wenger
United boss, Louis Van Gaal have had a change of fortunes in the second half of the season sealing a place in the next season's Champions League and Wenger expects him to buy some more "strong players".
"He has shown that he has the personality to be at a club of that size. We expect them to buy some strong players," he said.
A win for the Gunners on Sunday will secure a top-three finish, therefore seeing them avoid the Champions League playoffs in August, and Wenger admits he is keen to seal an automatic spot.
"Not to have that stress over your head from the first day again is vital. We have good, fantastic and very bad memories but want we want is to show we are a solid team."
"To win at Old Trafford again would convince us that we have the strength and help us be stronger next season. We feel we have made progress. Only one thing shows you have made progress and that's the continuity in your performances," Wenger added.