PREVIEW: Gunners ready to take on Blues

This Saturday sees a clash between two clubs with differing financial policies when financially prudent Arsenal take on free-spending London rivals Chelsea.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are not scared to spend money, but will always do it "in the right way".

The Gunners' parent holding company posted another healthy pre-tax profit on Thursday afternoon, with group profit before tax £36.6million in the figures for the year ending May 31, 2012, up from the equivalent 2011 figures of £14.8m.

Wenger, whose side take on Barclays Premier League title rivals Chelsea on Saturday, believes the continued positive financial situation at the Emirates Stadium is "very pleasing", but does represent a delicate balancing act between stability off the pitch and consistency on it.

"We want to spend our money in the right way. We are not scared to spend the money," said Wenger.

"With some clubs we can't compete on certain players - and for the rest, we only want to bring in players who add something to our squad and give a chance as well to the young players we have.

"We have good players, because to buy one more, we have to get one out."

Chelsea go into the game with their captain John Terry having received a four-match ban and been fined £220,000 after being found guilty of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand by a Football Association independent regulatory commission.

Terry is still available to play pending a possible appeal against the ban so could still be included in the squad for the match at the Emirates.

Elsewhere, Manchester United host Tottenham, and midfielder Tom Cleverley is feeling more confident ahead of the clash thanks to his goal in the Capital One Cup win over Newcastle, his first for the club.

"I have always scored goals when I have gone on loan, so it was bugging me that I had not been doing it for my club or my country," Cleverley said.

"It has been playing on my mind a little bit.

"I have got the first one out of the way now. Hopefully they will all come at once."

Swansea were handed a boost ahead of their trip to Stoke after goalkeeper Michael Vorm signed a new four-year deal.

Speculation had linked the Holland international with a move away from the Liberty Stadium, but that talk has now been quashed.

"I'm delighted. I'm enjoying my time here very much and it is one of the reasons why I've signed an extension," Vorm told the club's official website.

"I can also only see things at Swansea getting better and better. I can see a lot of positive things happening here and I believe the club has a bright future ahead of it."

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is optimistic his team's first win of the season lies just around the corner.

The Potters have made a steady if unspectacular opening to their Premier League campaign, drawing with Reading, Arsenal, Wigan and Manchester City before last Saturday's narrow 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Pulis said: "We are just hoping and praying that we get a bit of luck.

"Our performances this year have probably deserved more points than we have got, but that is the way it goes at times.

"You want to win every game and get as many points as you possibly can as quickly as you can.

"If we keep playing the way we are playing and we get a little bit of good fortune, that will come."

In this weekend's other games, Wigan play Sunderland, Newcastle, who on Thursday handed manager Alan Pardew a new eight-year contract, face Reading, Fulham host Manchester City and Liverpool travel to Norwich in search of their first league win of the season.

Everton return to action after Tuesday night's cup defeat by Leeds when they play Southampton, Aston Villa take on West Brom, while QPR play West Ham on Monday night.

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