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?