Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he is pleased with the way the Gunners have invested in the market and has no qualms over his club not signing more players midway through the summer window. The Gunners have made only one senior signing in the form of Granit Xhaka, who made his first appearance against the MLS Stars in a pre-season friendly.
The north London club have also bought Rob Holding and Takuma Asano but the duo are unlikely to see much game time, with Arsene Wenger still in the market to sign a striker and a defender. Per Mertesacker is out for the foreseeable future after having knee surgery, which has forced Wenger to delve into the market for an experienced defender. The Gunners have been linked with a move for Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi and are preparing a bid for the 24-year-old as they look to acquire him from Valencia.
Arsenal have played two games in pre-season thus far, drawing 1-1 with Ligue 2 club Lens and winning 2-1 against the MLS All-Stars. Joel Campbell and Chuba Akpom were on target against the best of MLS while Cech got onto the pitch for the first half, where he made some astute saves before Didier Drogba got the All-Stars level.
However, he has urged the fans to keep patience as spending for the sake of it does not yield results as some would believe. The Czech Republic international insists that building a chemistry is equally important which is already there between the players who have been at Arsenal for a long time.
"I think you need to be buying players you need. You need to buy players that will improve the team and not just for buying['s sake]. That's the philosophy of the club. I've been here since last season and you can see that every time we bring in a player, it's a player we need and the manager believes he improves the team," Cech said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"There is a core of the players who have been at Arsenal for years, and they know that is an advantage as well. People get to know each other, how to play together. [Xhaka] had been brilliant with Basel, he had been brilliant with Gladbach, so we bought a complete player who definitely improves our squad, and hopefully he will prove that on the pitch."