This could finally be the year that Arsenal falter and our mighty rivals Tottenham, from down the road, come steaming up on the outside to pip Arsenal at the post. And the thing that is going to herald this long awaited (by the Spuds anyway) transfer of power in North London? The transfer of Petr Cech.
A new keeper was one of the four players declared by Thierry Henry to be vital for Arsene Wenger to add to the Arsenal squad this summer, to give the Gunners a real chance of winning the Premier League title. Whether you agree with our former striker and record goal scorer or not, the keeper question is definitely a big one for the boss to deal with.
I watched the Spurs, and I liked it. by JS
Arsenal may not be in pole position in terms of points or places in the league, as the race for a top four finish hots up, but most other things seem to be going the way of the Gunners.
It is just a matter of time before Arsenal make Victor Valdes one of their summer signings, at least that is what officials at Barcelona think. The 31-year old keeper has until the end of the month to change his mind and sign a new contract with the runaway leaders of the Spanish Primera Liga. Valdes has obviously considered his decision and is unlikely to change it, so the club will sell him.