There is one last bit of anxious waiting for Arsenal fans today, but as long as the medical team at the club do not find that the Czech Republic keeper has some never before realised problem that stops him getting the all clear, then Petr Cech will soon be confirmed as an Arsenal player, joining his international captain Tomas Rosicky in north London.
Sky Sports is about as reliable a source as you can get, until the contract is signed and the transfer is officially announced by the clubs, and they are reporting that the 33-year old´s medical has been brought forward from some time next week and will happen today.
It may already have happened as far as I know and I assume that there will be no delay in Arsenal and Chelsea confirming this well reported transfer once the player has passed his medical and the deal has been completed. There is no explanation as to why the transfer, reported to be costing the Gunners just £10.9 million, has been brought forward, but perhaps it is to get it done before the transfer window opens on July 1st.
As the two clubs involved are in the same football association, we do not have to wait but one or both of the clubs might be planning to do business abroad when that window does open next Wednesday. Whatever the reason, Arsenal fans should be able to have a very happy weekend after completing this key bit of business.