I must admit to being a bit surprised at this latest development in one of the ongoing Arsenal transfer rumours, because the way that Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho seem to feel about each other I would have expected the Chelsea boss to do anything within his power to avoid helping Arsenal in any way whatsoever.
And with the Chelsea and Czech Republic international keeper Petr Cech still having over a year left on his contract, the Portuguese manager does not have to let his player join any club he wants to do. According to a report in The Mirror though, not only will Chelsea let Cech move on this summer after he lost his number one spot to Thibaut Courtois, they will not stand in the way of the 32-year old joining any of their rivals.
The reason, apparently, is that they feel they owe it to Cech after his 11 years of loyal service, so now it is up to Arsene Wenger to decide whether to pay the reported asking price of £10 million. Don’t forget that the Gunners signed Jens Lehmann when he was two years older than Cech is now and we got four fantastic seasons out of the German.
What do you think Gooners, do we need to improve on Ospina and Szczesny and if so, is Cech the right man for Arsenal?