Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his players and club, ahead of his teams weekend fixture at Wolves.
"Just because I say Van Persie is the best striker in the premiership at the moment, does not mean all our other players aren't the best in their positions either", explained the Gunners boss.
"Look at Almunia, Eboue, Bendtner, they could walk into any other side in this league or the world. Look at how much I paid for them and you will see the difference. Since joining this club I would estimate I have spent negative 70 million, while Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool have spent roughly 4-6 Billion each. This puts us well out of their league, in spending to achieving ratios".
Wenger went on to add that were Arsenal to win the league this season he would consider it his greatest achievement as a Manager.
"They say Mourinho is special, but he spends the equivalent of Bill Gates' annual salary on players to keep winning. Arsenal are so poor I haven't taken a pay cheque in 10 years, I just do this for the love of the club and the game. Of course if we win this season it will be fantastic. We spent another -£20m this summer, while others buy big players".
"While of course I always praise the players, it is sometimes appropriate to give thanks to the Manager", Wenger blushed.
" I do not say I am the special one, like that arrogant man, I just say, myself, Arsenal F.C and our supporters are the most special in the world"