Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans will be hoping that the apparently very small chance that Roman Abramovich could step in and block the transfer of Petr Cech to Arsenal does not become bigger and stop the Gunners from signing one of the best keepers that the Premier League has ever seen.
According to a Metro report, the Czech Republic international thinks that there is a 99 percent chance that the transfer will go off without a hitch, with Chelsea officials having indicated that they would not stand in his way as a reward for 11 years of exemplary service helped them to the most successful period in the club´s history.
With just a year left on his contract and with Cech having made just six Premier League appearances all season, you can understand why the 32-year old wants to go but you can also understand why his manager Jose Mourinho does not want him to join and almost certainly strengthen one of his big rivals for the Premier League and other domestic trophy honours.
If the transfer was to go through, as Cech seems pretty confident about, it would cost Arsenal something like £10 million as a transfer fee, while the wages he would get would be around the £100,000 a week mark. This would put him up among the biggest earners in the Gunners side. But if he was to have the impact that the likes of Carragher and Neville think, he would be cheap at twice the price.
Maybe we should offer Szczesny to them to sweeten the deal and turn that 99 percent into 100…