The never-ending saga of Chelsea’s Petr Cech moving to Arsenal seems to be nearing the final scenes, with the whole world and his dog reporting that talks will be ‘accelerated’ next week. It will be a blow to David Ospina, who could be left out in the cold after having a fantastic six months as first-choice for the Gunners.
Wojciech Szczesny has made it clear he never wants to leave Arsenal, and perhaps he could commit his future to being a capable backup keeper at the Emirates for the rest of his life, but where will that leave Ospina?
Have a look at what Jose Mourinho said in an excerpt from the Telegraph:
Mourinho confirmed on Tuesday Abramovich would let Cech choose his next club, but added: “For every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team too.”
Now we know for sure that Wenger won’t allow any of his England stars like Theo Walcott or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to move to our London rivals, but it would make perfect sense for Le Prof to offer David Ospina as part of the deal.
Although Mourinho will be very loathe to see Arsenal strengthened by Cech, I am sure he would have been impressed by Ospina’s stats at the Emirates and could imagine him as being a fine backup keeper to Thibaut Courtois, and would soften the blow caused by the loss of Cech.
Let’s be honest, if Arsenal get Cech they have one keeper too many, if Chelsea lose Cech then they need another quality keeper, so you see this swap would make perfect sense!