If all the Arsenal transfer rumours are right then it appears that the Chelsea and Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech has made his choice and wants to join Arsenal this summer. Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he does not want this to happen and I am sure that fans of the Blues feel the same way but I think he has made the right choice and that is not just because I am an Arsenal fan and I want him to play for us.
His club have apparently told him that they would not stand in the way of his move despite the fact that they could make him see out the remaining year of his contract. That would be a pretty mean thing to do to a player that has given so much to a club and is no longer first choice.
So although they have probably tried to persuade him to go elsewhere, they have to respect his decision and having one of the best keepers in the world in Thibaut Courtois means that this is not like the van Persie or Nasri situation.
According to a report in The Independent the reason that Cech has chosen the Gunners is to keep his family in London. Fair enough but you know that is not the only reason. At 33-years old there is a good chance that Cech has at least five more years at the top of his game and he obviously wants to make the most of it.
Winning trophies and playing in the Champions League has become second nature to him so Cech would not want to go to a club where this was not going to happen. We are all feeling pretty good about Arsenal´s future right now and I think that Cech feels the same. He can see our progression and can see us becoming the best team in England and that is why he wants to come and be a part of it, in my opinion. And he knows that he could really help us to achieve it, as well as David Ospina may have performed this season.
Plus, all he had to do was to compare the two recent victory parades in London to see that being an Arsenal legend is a lot better than being a Chelsea one. But with the news that Cech has told Chelsea his decision, do you think that his club might just decide to block his transfer after all?