Let $T$ be an bounded linear operator on a Banach space $X$. Suppose the spectrum of $T$, $\sigma(T)$ has infinitely many connected components, then $\sigma(T)$ must contain infinitely many connected components that are relatively open in $\sigma(T)$.
I come across the above statement in operator algebra paper but I have no idea why this is true. Since obviously this was not necessarily true if $\sigma(T)$ was replaced by a general set. Thus the answer must involve some structure property of spectrum of operators. But I am not sure what kind of property we need.
Anyone has a suggestion?