Arsene Wenger takes heart as Arsenal sink Spurs, hints at 'surprises'

With the transfer window due to close at 2200GMT on Monday, Wenger concedes he may have to go through the first half of the season with free transfers Mathieu Flamini and Yaya Sanogo as his only signings.

updated: September 02, 2013 10:48 IST
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London: Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's 1-0 win over north London rivals Tottenham proves they can thrive without any big-money signings.

Wenger has endured a frustrating transfer window marred by his failure to fulfil the Arsenal board's promise to finally splash the cash after eight years without a trophy.

The Gunners boss missed out on Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Luiz Gustavo and was subjected to vitriolic abuse from Arsenal fans after his team's opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa.

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