Cech trusts Wenger to buy the right play­ers

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

GOAL­KEEPER Petr Cech ex­pects man­ager Arsene Wenger to bring in the right play­ers nec­es­sary to im­prove Ar­se­nal’s bid to win a first Premier League ti­tle since 2004 with­out wast­ing money on panic buys.

Wenger has made three ad­di­tions to his squad so far in the close sea­son, bring­ing in mid­fielder Granit Xhaka, de­fender Rob Hold­ing and striker Takuma Asano, and, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports, is ac­tively look­ing for another for­ward.

“I think you need to buy play­ers you need, you need to buy play­ers that will im­prove the team and not to buy play­ers just for buy­ing. That’s the phi­los­o­phy of the club,” Cech told Bri­tish me­dia.

“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.

“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.”

Le­ices­ter’s Jamie Vardy has al­ready spurned the ad­vances of the north Lon­don club in favour of ex­tend­ing his stay at the King Power Sta­dium, while Olympique Ly­on­nais said they re­jected a £29 mil­lion bid for Alexan­dre Lacazette.

How­ever, Per Merte­sacker’s in­jury, which will see the cen­tre back miss sev­eral months, is likely to force Wenger to be­gin the search for another de­fender, with me­dia re­ports tout­ing Va­len­cia’s Shko­dran Mustafi as a pos­si­ble tar­get.

Ar­se­nal be­gin their new cam­paign on Au­gust 14, when they host Liver­pool at the Emi­rates Sta­dium. – Reuters

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