Date: 12th September 2017 at 1:39pm
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Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has criticised big spending clubs and believes ‘paying £100m and £200m’ is not the right philosophy.

This summer Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona £198m for Neymar, while they have an agreement to pay Monaco £166m for Kylian Mbappe.

Meanwhile, Manchester forked out £200m this summer and overall Premier League clubs spent over £1.4billion. That’s including £210m on deadline day, to break the record for a sixth consecutive year.

Despite welcoming club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette to The Emirates, Arsenal made a profit this summer, spending less money than Fleetwood Town.

Bellerin is a graduate of the Gunners academy and was plucked from Barcelona’s youth set-up by Arsene Wenger at the age of 16. The right-back who has since established himself as an integral member of the first-team has defended Arsenal transfer policy.

‘Football is not just about spending money,’ Bellerin, 22, who joined the Gunners in 2013, told IBTimes UK.

‘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 have 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.’

‘Each club have 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.’

Thoughts, Gooners? Has the spending gone too far or do we just need to accept it? Let us know in the comments…