Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger aims to emulate Barça

The Gunners boss has told Arsenal fans angry at the clubs lack of activity in the transfer market to reflect on Barcelona’s success last season after they sold Ronaldinho and Deco and went on to win the Champions League and La Liga

FEW Gunners fans need reminding that the past four years have been pretty barren as far as silverware goes.

And there has been little to suggest this summer that manager Arsene Wenger is ready to ditch his policy of nurturing young talent in favour of buying league-winning superstars.

The Frenchman even admits one fan described last season to him as a “disaster”.

But he has moved to dispel the doom by claiming that despite the lack of big arrivals – and the departures of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City – the bare minimum is success both at home and in Europe.

Wenger said: “What is acceptable anymore? With Arsenal, acceptable means winning the championship and the Champions League.

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