Even though it is looking very good for Arsenal and our hopes of completing this very important piece of transfer business, we still have at least a week to wait before we know for sure whether the Chelsea and Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech will be playing for the Gunners next season or not.
As reported by The Mirror, however, the 33-year old has just dropped a massive hint that his decision would be to stay in London and so if he wants to continue to play at the top of the game and in the Champions League, that means Arsenal.
But Cech also admitted that he was still not completely sure that his current club Chelsea would abide by their promise, reported earlier this year, that they would reward his years of top service by allowing him to make his own decision as to where he would be playing next. He is still hopeful that they will though.
Cech said, “I believe that for what I have done for the club and what the club has done for me, we can arrange it so that we are all happy.
“First I have to agree with the club what will be the conditions for me leaving. Next week we will have a meeting with Chelsea.
“At the moment we are at the phase where my agent resolves things. When it is clearer and the cards are put on the table then we will decide.
“I will decide based on what for me and my family is the best. It does not matter whether it is in England, Germany, France or Spain.
“If I move it brings difficulty. We must change everything, looking for housing, a school for children and so on.”
Arsene Wenger will no doubt be eagerly awaiting the outcome of that meeting between Cech and his club, but will Chelsea really allow him to join arguably their strongest rival for the Premier League trophy?