Arsene Wenger has brushed away talk of Arsenal matching Tottenham Hotspur in the transfer window this summer, insisting that they do not need a lot of players to strengthen their squad.
Mauricio Pochettino had hinted that they need up to five players in the summer to push for a Champions League spot but Wenger insists that it is quality more than quantity that will take the Gunners past the finishing line. Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez last term for a sizeable fee and the Chilean has returned the manager's faith in him by becoming the highest scorer in the club and leading the team by example.
Mesut Ozil, who had a lukewarm start to his Premier League campaign has started this season strongly and is showing signs of coming back to his best form for which he was lauded at Real Madrid.
In comparison, Tottenham's transfer business over the past couple of windows has not clicked for them, with the likes of Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado failing to live up to expectations, leading Pochettino to consider making some wholesale changes to the squad.
Wenger, who has finished above Tottenham in every year he has been in charge of the Gunners, was nonplussed by Pochettino's transfer plans for the summer and insisted that the Gunners are in a much better position that the issues blighting their neighbours.
"You want me to beat him?! I don't think it's the numbers we need. We have a squad of top quality and if we can strengthen our squad then of course we'll do it," the Frenchman told Arsenal's official website.
"Let's finish the season well, focus on doing well together until the end and then see who can reinforce our squad," he added.
The Gunners are currently third in the league, level on points with Manchester City but trailing on goal difference.