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"Normally we try to be stable with the wages of the players because I think it is good for the team and stability of the club. In the past, what the club did, was at that price. What happened last summer, everything increased amazingly. You have to adapt to that. I think the price in the summertime will be higher than this winter. Sometimes you have to anticipate that. We've spent a lot of money, we can't deny that, but I've never put pressure on a club when they believe it is too much. Immediately I accept that decision and move forward to find another solution. The stability of the club is the most important thing. I'm not the guy with the mathematics, with the numbers. What I know now is he is still Arsenal's player, but I think he is going to go to United. So, congratulations for both of them. The players and their managers decide where they want to play. Good luck."

"I think if the player decides to move to another club, it is because they are completely committed to what they want to do in terms of salary, in terms of where they want to be, where they want to live, their family. If they move on and they are not completely committed, it is a mistake for the player, for the manager and for the club as well. I think he is going to United so congratulations to both of them.”