This could finally be the year that Arsenal falter and our mighty rivals Tottenham, from down the road, come steaming up on the outside to pip Arsenal at the post. And the thing that is going to herald this long awaited (by the Spuds anyway) transfer of power in North London? The transfer of Petr Cech.
That is the esteemed view of one deluded Tottenham fan who wrote a piece for the Daily Mail this week. So while the Chelsea fans and Jose Mourinho are fuming that Abramovich allowed Cech to come to one of their biggest rivals and respected football experts, including former keepers like David Seaman, have been buzzing about the transfer and saying that having Cech in goal should provide a real boost to the Gunners, this Spud reckons we have dropped a major clanger.
Not only does he claim that Hugo Lloris is the much better keeper, something to do with his ability to chip a ball with his left foot and taking needless risks on the edge of his penalty area, he also claims that Cech is not the player that he is said to be.
He mentions Cech´s age of 33, conveniently forgetting that their own keeper Brad Friedel played well into his 40s. He reckons that Cech is some sort of dinosaur that the modern art of goalkeeping has passed by. There is also the ridiculous notion that no one else wanted Cech, despite the media telling us many times that it was the keeper’s own decision to choose Arsenal over PSG and other clubs.
The funniest one though is the idea that he puts forward, that somehow last season, which saw Cech play just 16 times for his club, will have caused him to lose his mojo between the posts. Maybe he should recall that one of those games saw Cech keep a clean sheet against the Spuds (cough, cough) and help Chelsea beat them to the Capital One Cup.
Check it out Gooners, it is a spectacularly blinkered piece of writing and should give you a good laugh, as it did for me. I reckon they must be really worried to be clutching at straws like this, don´t you?