The Frenchman has been criticised from various quarters over his reluctance to spend big money on recognised and established stars, preferring to recruit young players for development.
Swiss international Djourou, defended his manager's policy, saying that experienced players didn't necessarily bring success to the club.
Djourou said: "Of course you can add players if you wish, but the most important thing is making sure the players you have are progressing well together.
"I always look at 'the Invincibles'. People forget sometimes, they say we have not won anything and we need to buy big players, but when the boss went to get Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Freddie Ljungberg people were saying 'who are they?'.
"People were asking questions and look what happened.
"The criticism is not always fair and that is a great example to show it because those guys have become legends.
"Football is not always about buying the biggest players [to] bring you glory."
Of course you can add players if you wish, but the most important thing is making sure the players you have are progressing well together.
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