Date: 13th February 2018 at 7:46pm
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Thierry Henry believes Arsene Wenger is against spending big on defenders.

Wenger authorised the collective £100m striking additions of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the previous two transfer windows, but the Gunners boss failed to address the club’s defensive problems.

Arsenal have conceded 37 goals this season and have the worst defence from the Premier League’s top seven.

The club allowed both Francis Coquelin and Gabriel Paulista to depart last month and failed to sign an experienced defender.

Sead Kolasinac arrived on a free last summer. Meanwhile, new boy Konstantinos Mavropanos was signed on the cheap – although the Greek was one of the standout performers for PAS this term, he remains a far from a seasoned professional.

And Henry believes Wenger is hesitant to spend big on his backline.

“It seems like people always say that he does not want to spend big,” the Frenchman said on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

Arsenal have conceded 73 in 27 league games.

“He will always think that some of the players are not worth the price that you put on a table.