The one Arsenal transfer rumour just about every Arsenal fan would want to happen is the arrival of Chelsea’s Petr Cech, but that would mean the departure of our current Number One David Ospina, or his backup Wojciech Szczesny. Obviously Ospina has been fantastic since breaking into the team in the New Year, and he is only one year into his Arsenal contract, so he is not going nowhere! (I know it’s a typical Cockney double negative before the grammar police arrive!)
So we were all assuming (or hoping!) that Szczesny would be moving on instead, but the Pole has now made it very clear that he is staying put, probably for ever! “I am very grateful for the manager,” Szczesny said. “He has been good with me over these last couple of months and has shown all the faith in the world in me and I am very thankful for the chance to play in the cup final and am very glad of a clean sheet,”
“You [media] like to speculate, but I am happy where I am.
“I have got all the support in the world from the manager and I have fantastic relations with him, so you can stop the gossip now because I am here for good. I will stay.”
Well I guess Wenger has made it clear that the most important thing this summer is to keep this team together that has been on such a fantastic run since the Southampton defeat so maybe it’s not such a surprise, but I really really wanted Cech to come!