Posted on May 14, 2015 by ADMIN

Petr Cech in SERIOUS Arsenal talks?

Many Arsenal fans and pundits, including Thierry Henry, has made it clear that the Gunners need to buy an upgrade to Wojciech Szczesny this summer if we are REALLY going to challenge Chelsea for the Premiership title. David Ospina’s stats have been immaculate, but after the defeat to Swansea even his capabilities are being questioned.

Now today it has been revealed that Cech’s agents are in serious talks with Arsenal representatives about a move to the Emirates. Cech and his family have been based in London for ten years and Cech would much rather continue his stable family life in England’s capital city rather than uproot them to move to another City, never mind a completely new country.

Petr and his wife Martina have a 7 year-old daughter and a 5 year old son that have been raised and schooled in England since birth so it makes sense that they can continue their schooling in London, stherefore Arsenal can only be an attractive option for the Czech international. Rumours about Cech moving to Besiktas in Turkey makes no sense at all, although Roma may be a touch more attractive at this stage.

“Petr has a valid contract with his current club, however, I can confirm that we have been permitted by Chelsea to negotiate with interested parties and Petr has confirmed his interest to play regularly at a top club,” His agent Victor Kolar told talkSPORT.

The big danger is that Jose Mourinho may block any move away from Stamford Bridge, as the Portugese bus conductor could force Cech to play out the last year of his contract on the bench, but I honestly believe that due to his family commitments Cech is much more likely to stay in London than move abroad.

Hopefully we will see him at Arsenal next season, and I don’t think many Arsenal fans would disagree. Would you?

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19 thoughts on “Petr Cech in SERIOUS Arsenal talks?

  1. Mick The Gooner

    Mourinho wouldn’t even let us have a bang average player like Demba Ba. Off your rocker if you think he’d sell us Cech.

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    1. Midkemma

      Cech has 1 year left of his contract which he signed 3 years ago this month, Webster ruling artcile 17 says he can buy himself out of the contract which equals to around £5mil a year.

      If Cech wants to go and willing to buy his contract out then there is nothing Jose can do.

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  2. Skandalouz

    I want Arsenal to sign Bernd Leno, unreal potential and already very solid for his age.
    But if we end up signing Cech I definitely won’t complain.

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    1. YingYang69

      Would much prefer someone who has learned the game rather than someone who is learning the game. Cech.. there simply wont be a better keeper on the market. Arsenal to get the best available option.

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      1. jermaineBryan

        that would be inter keeper handanovic 6m plus podolski could do it.

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  3. goonerwineverything

    cech will go where he is guaranteed game time dont think he would be to bothered about big pay packet as he is minted from his chelsea days, like a lot are saying cant see maureen letting this happen he would be barred off the bus if he did try to force a move.
    When the time is right wenger will know who to get in goal he trusts his scouts to know the right info on who he needs, steve rowley master scout best in the world.

    o.t
    just thinking how on earth can juve value pogba anywhere near £70 million, for that i expect him to keep messi in his back pocket and score a hatrick leading juve to the c/l.
    if not then vastly overrated.
    i have seen him play a few times he never seems to do much for me, we have ramsey(might not have the height) who does the same thing as pogba but actually scores for fun, when he is on gives you much more perfect all round games and all for £5 million what a bargain pogba soooooooooooooo overated.
    juve will sell for the highest bidder and cut and run with the money good for them
    though, he will go to psg in france where he will look head and shoulders above all the other average clubs, that’s how he has carved a rep for him self playing in bang average seria a league, if he comes to the prem he would be found out me thinks about £35 millions worth at a push.
    coyg

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    1. YingYang69

      Whoever scouts our GKs has been doing a lousy job for years.

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  4. Ks-Gunner

    Cech is the best keeper the Epl have. Usmanov need to tllk to his pal, and get the guy in. In $$$ i trust.

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  5. Ivan Gazidis

    We won’t buy Cech, but I may buy or take up a loan for his little head cover, and stick it on Szczesny.

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  6. samuel@justarsenal.com

    This Petr Cech potential transfer saga to Arsenal is blindfolding. The Boss has said, “he is alright with his goalkeepers.” And I believe him. Arsenal did not fail this season to win the coveted Barclays Premier League title and the Champions League trophy because they don’t have top goalkeepers. Good and fine if we get a better than our top 3 goalkeepers. It will be a wellcome inclusion. But is Cech presently better than Ospina or Szczesney? I don’t think so. I think the Gunners failure to win the BPL and the UCL is because Arteta is not a proper DM and cosequently cannot adequately protect the back 4 even with the helping feet of Flamini, The Gunners back 4 largely remained unprotected until Coquelin came to d rescue. And even uptill now, the Gunners are suspect at Left Back. And 2ndly Ozil d master provider was injured for a lengthy spell. Even as he has returned, d Gunners are yet to be taking full advantage of his assists. And lastly, Arsenal still need a prolific right winger and a top quality striker.

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    1. Trudeau

      Is Cech better than Ospina or Szczesny? Seriously? I like Ospina a lot but we are talking about one of the best goalies in the world in Cech. I can see this happening as inside that arrogant, obnoxious, little Jose there is a heart and given Cech’s loyal service to Chelsea, the way he has accepted being back-up this year and the personal reasons why he wants to stay in London (reportedly) I can see Mourinho letting him move to Arsenal. Ba was a completely different story, Mourinho had no loyalty to him and Ba had built up no credit with Chelsea.

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      1. Midkemma

        I dont think Jose will show any loyalty at all BUT Chech holds all the cards for his own future, he signed his last extension 3 years ago this month and Article 17 of the Webster ruling means Cech can buy himself out for aprox £5mil.

        If we offer £10 mil then I wouldn’t be surprised to see Roman accept the offer for Jose and tell him to use the funds.

        FFP can make the difference, Chelsea will want to recoup £££ so they can spend more, we all know Jose can only buy talent so he will need the cash.

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  7. kam

    Sky sports on 01/05/2015

    Wenger, though, indicated that he
    is happy with the keepers he
    already has at The Emirates.
    “I believe in the goalkeepers I
    have,” said the Arsenal boss.
    “I believe that Wojciech Szczesny
    is a very good goalkeeper and
    David Ospina has come in and
    done a fantastic job.
    “You look at the numbers in the
    Premier League and who is top of
    all the goalkeepers and you will
    see it is Ospina.”

    Sky Sport on 13/05/2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
    has already said he hopes Cech
    will stay – but would not want him
    to join a Premier League rival.
    “One thing is Jose Mourinho and
    another is Mr Abramovich (Chelsea
    owner) and another thing is the
    board because the board includes a
    little bit of me, a little bit of other
    people,” Mourinho said last week.
    “But if it was me, if it was my
    decision, my decision is Petr to
    stay.
    “After that, second point to go but
    not in England. The option I don’t
    want is for him to go to an
    English club.

    Sky Sport on 13/05/2015

    The 32-year-old wants first-team
    football after 10 seasons as a
    Chelsea regular but while Arsenal,
    Paris St Germain and Real Madrid
    have been tipped as possible
    destinations for the Czech Republic
    international, Besiktas also appear
    to be in the running.
    “I have been in contact with
    Besiktas, we are in talks,” Cech’s
    agent Viktor Kolar was quoted by
    Turkish publication Fanatik.
    “Turkey is a choice for Cech, but
    we will decide when the league is
    over.”

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  8. kam

    Sky sports on 01/05/2015

    Wenger, though, indicated that he
    is happy with the keepers he
    already has at The Emirates.
    “I believe in the goalkeepers I
    have,” said the Arsenal boss.
    “I believe that Wojciech Szczesny
    is a very good goalkeeper and
    David Ospina has come in and
    done a fantastic job.
    “You look at the numbers in the
    Premier League and who is top of
    all the goalkeepers and you will
    see it is Ospina.”

    Sky Sport on 13/05/2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
    has already said he hopes Cech
    will stay – but would not want him
    to join a Premier League rival.
    “One thing is Jose Mourinho and
    another is Mr Abramovich (Chelsea
    owner) and another thing is the
    board because the board includes a
    little bit of me, a little bit of other
    people,” Mourinho said last week.
    “But if it was me, if it was my
    decision, my decision is Petr to
    stay.
    “After that, second point to go but
    not in England. The option I don’t
    want is for him to go to an
    English club.

    Sky Sport on 13/05/2015

    The 32-year-old wants first-team
    football after 10 seasons as a
    Chelsea regular but while Arsenal,
    Paris St Germain and Real Madrid
    have been tipped as possible
    destinations for the Czech Republic
    international, Besiktas also appear
    to be in the running.
    “I have been in contact with
    Besiktas, we are in talks,” Cech’s
    agent Victor Kolar.
    “Turkey is a choice for Cech, but
    we will decide when the league is
    over.”

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  9. Gunners-49

    Obviously Cech will be a nice option. However, I do not see Mourinho let him go to Arsenal. In my point of view, we need to concentrate first for other position as our budget his not illimited. Ospina is not a world class goalkeeper but he is doing the job, shown as well by his remarkable stats especially his clean sheets.

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  10. olly ray

    Rumours! Rumours! Rumours!
    Why do we get worked up about rumours that a player is joining us when it’s coming from unreliable sources?
    I’ll rather discuss the last games of the season than be broken hearted as always when it turns out to be untrue. Same old Arsenal transfer rumours. I’m outta here!

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