Arsenal to replace Szczesny with Petr Cech?

Szczesny smokingThere are very few Arsenal fans that would turn down the chance to sign Petr Cech from Chelsea, especially considering the blunders from Wojciech Szczesny this season, and according to an Express report today this is a possible scenario.

It was reported that Arsene Wenger was extremely angry with the Polish stopper after the Southampton defeat, which wasn’t helped by Wenger catching Szczesny having a cigarette after the game, for which the Mail says he was fined £20,000. Maybe this could be the last straw for Wenger and it could be that he could be interested in one of the safest pair of hands in the Premier League.

Cech has been relegated to the subs bench at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois, and surely he is too good to want to be watching from the sidelines. Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar said last week: “I think Arsenal should have made an offer to him. I think Petr would be considering it.”

I for one would love to see him arrive at the Emirates, but I doubt very much if Mourinho would let him leave just yet, and especially not to Arsenal. The official Chelsea twitter page sent out this message yesterday: “Jose says with Mark Schwarzer leaving, Jamal Blackman returns from loan and there is no chance of Petr Cech leaving”

It’s definitely a long shot, but I can dream can’t I?

Just as an added extra, I have to say that the Express gave me a laugh in their report. They said: “The Gunners have, however, been dealt setbacks in their pursuits of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.” As if!


The Metro has just reported that Petr Cech is now in negotiations with Roma! Now I don’t know what to believe!

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  1. junweiseah says:

    There’s no way in the world we’re getting Cech. We should just give Ospina a go for the next 4-5 games, and if Ospina does well he should keep the No. 1 spot.

    1. gomoro says:

      @ junweiseah I agree with you

    2. ranger says:

      i just saw a podolski goal in inter milan was left foot rocket.we will miss podolski and wenger for god sake sign CB,CDM.

    3. fred cowardly says:

      And if he doesn’t?

      1. ranger says:

        you know The curious case of Wenger. we can do nothing we can just appeal for CB,CDM,like Bowler appeal for LBW in front of umpire in cricket if appeal is right umpire gives out but in wenger case he dose not see anything what our team needs

    4. True.Gonner says:

      Am okay with ospina, i don’t need cech.

    5. galaxygooner says:

      Garbage goal keeper.
      Something is not intrinsically broken in our youth system ( academy and scouting).
      The last good player to come out of it was Kieran Gibbs.
      These player stop putting in anything work once they have earned their first professional contracts.
      The ” I have arrived” mentality immediately sets in.
      Ronaldo of real Madrid is no way as talented as the real Ronaldo or Ronaldinho.
      But he works very hard,even when he is not on the pitch.
      Continously optimising his body.

      1. Sacrificial_Pizza says:

        You’re just an idiot if you just label Woj as garbage this soon. He makes boneheaded errors, but he is 25. Barring the blowouts last year, do you know his stats were just as good as Cech? And you all were hanging off of his nutsack! Now he has a few off games and he is no good and never will be. Glad you guys don’t manage anything but your probably failing fantasy team. Woj needs some solid competition, now that it looks like Ospina is back in the fold, that should do it. Cech will definitely do it. You don’t think that has anything to do with the fact that Courtois has been so outstanding? He knows the first bad run and he loses his place for a while. Woj never had that. A bit more dicipline and he will be fine and more than likely our keeper for years to come.

        1. galaxygooner says:

          Only 25.
          De Gea is “only” 24.
          He is “only” peaking,developing and maturing like he should

  2. SUNNY13 says:

    Jose will never sanction player sell to a rival. Only Arsene does that. I also agree with junweiseah.
    We are yet to see how Ospania is and he needs game to showcase himeself.

    We some how need to get a good defender this winter.

    1. junweiseah says:

      Yes a good centre back should be our priority, followed closely by a DM

    2. Budd says:

      He did with Mata. If the price is right, why not. Besides, Cech is not in the blossoming period of his career anymore. And his payroll goes pretty steep.
      I am afraid that Szceszny did not learned much from his mistakes or if he did then he pretty much forgot everything. Does he inspire confidence in the team? Maybe not but I see our defense more relaxed with Ospina and even Martinez in the goal.
      This happens with young people getting praises, prizes and being hailed as the new heroes. I know from own experience. You think the sky is the limit and there’s nothing that can bring you down from there. And the higher you are the painful it gets when you hit the bottom.
      Hope he can learn and practice some humility. Right now I believe his confidence is extremely low so most probably he will be on the bench (if even) for the game against Stoke.

    3. Invincibles49 says:

      “to a rival” .. I bet Jose does not think like that 😀

      1. atid says:

        Well he did when we wanted demand ba

        1. Ks-Gunner says:

          it ws back then, now everyone can confirm that we are sji*t.

    4. jermaineBryan says:

      mata to Manu
      They didn’t stop lampard joining city

  3. Invincibles49 says:

    We should show the balls and start using Ospina. Ospina is world class. It irritates me when people here still consider price tag/status of a player to consider him to be world class. Such a retarded post. Why cant we replace Scezny with Ospina ?? SMFH!!

    1. Sacrificial_Pizza says:

      The price tag clan are idiots, but what has Ospina done to make you think he is world class? He was pretty good in the world cup, but so was Campbell, and he looks terrible on the pitch. I don’t wanna here that “he needs game time” rubbish. Real stars take the time their given and impress….. that’s how they get more game time and become stars.

      Back on subject. I want Ospina to be world class, but I feel you’re throwing that around liberally. He looked good in 2 matches where he didn’t have to do much, and kinda shaky in the Capital One game……..

  4. antiwenger says:

    I have been an Arsenal fan for 29 years.My experience under Wenger has taught me not to expect much from him during any transfer window. I expect us to sign only one player this January, probably an old CB on loan or a cheap one nearing the end of his contract.

    OR…the only way wenger will get serious in the transfer window is if we get a thorough thrashing by one of the big boys,remember the 8-2 defeat?unfortunately that’s the only thing that can force wenger’s hand in the window,not even injuries. I don’t wish for that,I just hope wenger proves me wrong and does some good business this month

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Then again Arshavin was signed in January as a big name signing

      1. Budd says:

        Shows how much of a supporter he was in these 29 yrs (so he says). Next to Arshavin we signed in January window under Wenger were Walcott, Adebayor, Reyes etc. Also Henry came in 2012 as a two month loan.

    2. antiwenger says:

      jermaine and budd,you 2 wenger fanboys would make a lovely couple

      1. Budd says:

        Running out of arguments? Attacking the person and not the idea? Well, well, were did we see that I wonder.

  5. Greg says:

    Just a rumour doubt very much wenger will go for him!

  6. atid says:

    Wenger needs to set out the rules over this smoking issue, it’s difficult for a manager who has smoked previously and on the bench during a match. But if he doesn’t want players that smoke then he has to enforce that. It’s not so much they are doing it, but it’s the petulance and lack of respect that it is showing that should be the factor.

    Wenger simply needs to say caught once £20k fine, caught twice £100k and suspension. Caught a 3rd time transfer listed, end of.

    As for cech? Yes we need a world class keeper, but could ospina be the man? Personally I think wenger will give him a chance now, he will probably have told Szczesney so already. If Szczesney don’t like it expect a transfer demand, he is that sort of person.

  7. vijaygunner says:

    So yeah Kristoffer Olsson has completed a permanent move to FC Midtjylland.

  8. Ks-Gunner says:

    Wenger suarely is big dictator. A cig must be way worse then hooking up with bit8tches.

    1. akuma gouki says:

      Giroud hahaha….!

  9. adajim says:

    Its only a fool that will want to remain stagnant or retrogress in life. Its crystal clear that the boy is a fool,from a clean sheet heroe to egocentric cigaret dealer,who does he think he is

  10. Twig says:

    “Szczesny made an obscene gesture after being sent-off in the 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday night and must now wait to find out if the incident is included in referee Nicola Rizzoli’s report.” ~ Telegraph

    This was just less than a year ago. Szczesny probably wouldn’t be number 1 today, if Fabianski hadn’t injured his shoulder. It’s time for Ospina to step up now. Enough of these controversies. Hopefully, Wenger has had enough as well.

  11. Rockylegendliveson says:

    With players coming back I fully expect Wenger to sign absolutely no one. He will say the usual things like its difficult to do business in January or his favourite “I could not find anyone with enough quality”. Or even better from a couple of seasons ago having Diaby back is like a new signing. He then got injured shortly after and did not play again all season.

    The papers as usual will speculate like crazy but nothing will happen. If we do sign someone it will be a veteran on loan hopefully not an injured one this time!

  12. goonergaz2000 says:

    Szczesny was brilliant against west ham he ruled the penalty area .But against Southampton he was so poor he looked like a totaly different keeper.Maybe if or when we sign a top top C/B might help us stop leaking goals

  13. Twig says:

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  14. Tyno says:

    Opinion divided? What’s your opinion?

  15. Big Gun says:

    Szczes was top keeper last season next to Lloris stat wise. There is no doubt he has the ability and skill, but he needs to work on his attitude, which will affect his decision making. Him and Wilshere are basically in the same boat, their egos have gotten too big and need to come back down to earth.

  16. LoCkAy says:

    This is what happen when the players do not respect the manager… Simple!
    That Polish twat Szczesny as well as that over rated sh*t Wilshere know they are in the squad whatever they can pull…!!

    Can you believe that Szczesny is one of the highest paid GK in the world… Why?

    This is Arsenal and we use to have the England and German number one as GK…!!! What the f*ck happened?

    I won’t hold my breath for the January transfer window… It won’t matter really as we are ALREADY out of the league title (Pity!!).
    Sanchez must ask himself what kind of “circus” he has entered… I am not going to say he does not want to win trophy, but money (we have double his wages) was a big factor because, as far as competing for the highest accolades, he can just forget about that.

    Personally I don’t know where this club is going and what are the long term objectives. Win the league in 2017? How?
    Wenger is just trying to gain some time and hopefully finish his contract with a series of top four finish because winning the league or the CL is just an aim to far… Basically a total and utter impossibility.

  17. LoCkAy says:

    Szczesny is clearly smoking in the comfort of his own house… Easily.
    I won’t even be surprised if he is a massive boozer too…
    And so his that crap midfielder, Jack Wilshere.

  18. disgruntled gunner says:

    Why are you resorting to racial abuse, yes he may not be a good goalkeeper but calling him a POLISH twat is unnecessary and offensive.

    What relevance is nationality to his ability?

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