Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are much more competitive domestically but still feels improvements can be made in Europe.
The club currently top the Premier League table by two points after winning their last five league games and progressed to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup after a penalty shoot out win at West Brom.
The signing of Mesut Özil has lifted the club and improved the squad significantly while the impressive performances of Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey have contributed to the clubs positive start.
“We are resource-wise more competitive, that’s for sure.”
“But internationally, it’s become harder because you have more clubs who can buy the big players.”
“We are more competitive with the English clubs and with the foreign clubs but the competition overall in Europe has become bigger because more clubs have the financial resources to buy the big players.”
Wenger’s point relates to the transfer market where the club beat Manchester United to the signing of Özil but mentions the financial power of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Monaco and PSG who all spent lavishly in the summer on Gareth Bale, Neymar, Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani respectively.
Arsenal’s financial power can make them compete better in England but can still not match the free spending clubs.