Cech to help Arsenal win the Premier League? by Sam P
The football world in England is still not all that convinced about the new Arsenal and our chances of finally regaining the Premier League title next season, despite the very positive looking transfer of Petr Cech and the way we finished last season.
A quick look at one betting site shows Chelsea as the favourites at around 3/2, with Man City second at around 3/1 and the Gunners back in third at around 5/1. So they do not expect to see much difference from last season, at least judging by the transfer business already completed.
That is not a theory shared by Frank Lampard though, as the midfielder who spent most of his career in front of Arsenal’s new number one has joined John Terry in warning Chelsea that the signing of Cech could well see Arsenal close the gap on Chelsea and put up a real challenge for the BPL crown, as reported by the Daily Star.
The New York City FC player said, “Arsenal signing Petr Cech is a big deal.
“A lot of mates who are Arsenal fans have bemoaned their keeper situation for ages.
“Cech is a world-class keeper and person and I think he can help push Arsenal right into the running next season.
“Arsenal weren’t a million miles away over the last few seasons.
“They are always challenging before falling just short but I think Cech going there, as John Terry said recently, will save them points.
“I think Man City and Chelsea will be challenging for the title once again. They remain favourites but Petr will make a difference.”
We certainly hope so and I think a lot of people are underestimating the effect that our injury problems had in the first half of last season. If I am right, and fat Frankie is right about Cech, Arsenal must be on for the title Gooners. How can we fail?