"I don't envy Manchester City's squad" - Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not envy Manchester City's squad as he prepares for Saturday's Premier League visit to the Etihad Stadium.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini spent more than £90m on five players during the summer and said in August that he had the division's strongest squad.

But Arsenal lead the Premier League by five points going into the weekend.
Wenger said: "City have a very strong squad, I don't deny that. I look at my squad and I don't envy them."
Pellegrini, who took charge at City in June, signed Alvaro Negredo for £22m, fellow forward Stevan Jovetic for £20m, midfielder Fernandinho for £30m, winger Jesus Navas for £14.9m and defender Martin Demichelis for a reported £4.2m.

Wenger, meanwhile, bought Germany international Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42.4m in addition to signing fellow midfielder Mathieu Flamini and striker Yaya Sanogo on free transfers, while bringing in Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano on a season's loan.

City go into Saturday's game lying in fourth place, six points behind Arsenal, but with the Premier League's only remaining 100% home record.

Wenger's side, though, have the division's best away record, with five wins and only one defeat from seven matches.
The Arsenal manager said: "We like to score goals and we like to go forward but Man City can do that as well.

"Both teams will certainly perform at the top level in defences but Pellegrini is an offensive manager. I am as well, so you should see interesting things on the offensive level.

"You need a strong defensive performance and maybe the best way to do that is to attack, for us to have the ball and not let them find their flow."