Arsenal star Hector Bellerin believes that having signed a keeper like Petr Čech during the summer transfer window is as important as have a top scorer in the squad. Arsene Wenger has been urged to bolster his attack with a new number nine before the end of the transfer window after the Gunners have scored only three goals in the first four Premier League games of the campaign.
Club director Lord Harris revealed earlier in the summer that the French boss had £200m ($307m) available to break the bank during the current window as he did in previous summers to sign both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Wenger has since claimed that he is open to make a new marquee star addition should a good opportunity arrives.
But with just four days to the end of the transfer window, the Gunners have only secured the services of Čech from Chelsea, despite the big spends made by all Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. The Mirror recently report that Wenger may still considering to make a late move for Paris Saint-Germain star Edison Cavani after Karim Benzema ruled out to leave Real Madrid.
Bellerin, nevertheless, says that having acquired the services of Čech could eventually have the same impact as having a top goal scorer in the squad. The former Chelsea legend had a poor home debut against West Ham but had since managed to secure two clean sheets against both Liverpool and Newcastle – being even chosen man-of-the-match against the Reds.
"He (Čech) is a great professional and we are learning a lot from him, his performance on Monday (against Liverpool) said a lot about him. He's at his top level, he made some great saves and it's important to have a goalkeeper who can win you points," Bellerin said to the club website.
"It's good to have a striker who can score goals, but the fact that we have a goalkeeper who is going to stop them is as important. We are very lucky to have him in goal and when you look back and see Petr in goal it gives you a lot of confidence.
"I've had great help when I've been playing with Per next to me, who is an experienced player. As a young player, to always have experience and leaders at the back really helps us young players and also the rest of the team."