"You can't be successful in football without money. This is the football business."
Toure is unlikely to have any such troubles at Eastlands, with City blowing their Premier League rivals out of the water in terms of the transfer fees they have paid so far this summer.
With Gareth Barry, Carlos Tevez, Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor all arriving for big money, City have signalled their intent to challenge the established top four of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.
"City have a project to build a big team and so it is natural it is going to cost money," said Toure.
Arsenal finished fourth in the Premier League last season, as well as and have not lifted a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup.
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