A world class keeper looks close, but it’s not yet Cech-Mate for Arsenal! by KM
Well, well, well! How’ve you been Gooners? I am excited by the Cech news the Mail landed yesterday, which appeared to be not such a done deal after all, with Cech’s representatives coming out to say he’s not yet agreed anything. After the Higuain story I stopped believing things until the are on Arsenal.com, but this really looks close.
Cech is something Arsenal have missed since the days of Jens Lehman. A solid keeper! One that actually wins you points. Over the last 10 years, we mostly knew one way of winning points – by outscoring other teams. Recently we started to adopt some defensive tactics when going away, and that ultimately resulted in better performances.
We also started adding some world class quality in big money moves. The signs are that Arsenal is starting to be run like a world class football club. We’re not there yet, but it’s a fact we added some new backroom staff, with Shad Forsyde leaving us with a fit squad at the end of the season.
Now Cech is not what he was before his horrific head injury, but if he comes he’ll be miles ahead of what we have now. Almunia, Fabianski, Ospina and Szczezny have lost us more points than they have won us. With Cech it starts to look more likely that it’ll be the other way round. Now he’s not immune to error, but as long as we sign him, I cannot complain. It’s a sign of intent, recognition that we desperately need a player at a key position and actually getting it.
He’s coming with a ton of experience, all the club level titles you want and still with a few good years ahead of him. Van Der Saar signed at 34 for United. Skysports recently said they expect the move to go through and if it does it’s already the best piece of business we’ve made.
It doesn’t mean we’re Cech-ed and ready for next season but it’s a massive lift. Reports rumour round an Aubameyang bid. He’s a speed demon. I think that we’re in a bigger need of a complete striker, but we also lack a dedicated winger, so I’d take him, I just don’t think Wenger will pay 40 million euros for him, when we can get Higuain/Martinez for such money.
Anyway, lets get Cech in. I’m so desperate for a solid keeper. Add a DM and a striker and we’ll be in the title mixer!
Have a supreme week!