Hector Bellerin has defended Arsenal's spending in the recent transfer window
Posted: 17 September 2017 Time: 09:15
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has defended the club’s frugal transfer habits, claiming “football is not just about spending money”.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has come under plenty of criticism for his lack of activity in the transfer windows, highlighted again last month after the club were only able to sign free agent Sead Kolasinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette.
That comes in stark contrast to the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, who splashed the cash to strengthen their squads for the new season, while Paris Saint-Germain set a new world record following their €222m signing of Neymar from Barcelona.
Bellerin, though, does not believe one can buy silverware and feels Arsenal are justified in their unwillingness to spend massive amounts of cash in order to sign players.
"Football is not just about spending money,” the Spain international told IBTimesUK.
"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."