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Hector Bellerin believes Arsenal were right not to spend big in the summer.
The Gunners spent just £52m on new signings in the summer transfer window, with all of that money on Lacazette. The other arrival was Kolasinac on a free transfer and while some Gooners were frustrated with the club’s transfer activity, Bellerin believes it was the best thing to do.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all spent above £150m in the summer and considering we are all challenging for the same league title, there are fears among supporters that Arsenal may fall short again.
However, Bellerin doesn’t believe spending crazy money guarantees success. The defender thinks we can beat our rivals to the title this term, despite spending three times less than they did.
“Football is not just about spending money,” the defender told website IBTimesUK, as quoted by the Express.
“There are some clubs paying £100m and £200m on players but I do not think that’s the philosophy.
“The important thing is to build a good team, a good block and get results from there.
“Sometimes it takes time while other clubs use money.
“Each club has its own resources and its way of working.
“What matters is that on the pitch we give the maximum to prove that money is not everything.”
One can understand what Bellerin is saying because amassing a pool of expensive players doesn’t mean you’ll win titles.
However, in the modern day transfer market, it is becoming imperative you spend big. Price tags have been inflated, meaning you can only get the best players if you pay outrageous fees and you can’t win titles without having the best in your squad.