Chelsea to block this Arsenal transfer bid? (not Cech)

Before it became almost certain that Arsenal would be able to complete the transfer of Petr Cech from Chelsea, despite the misgivings and wishes of their manager Jose Mourinho, there were some Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Czech Republic international would be just one of a double raid on Stamford Bridge.

The theory was that Arsenal would also bring the goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon across London, to continue his work with the 33-year old keeper, Cech is said to have a very close working relationship with the Frenchman and would want to keep working with the same coach at Arsenal.

That may not be possible, however, as The Mirror is reporting that Lollichon does not think Chelsea’s generosity in letting their very talented keeper leave to strengthen a direct Premier League rival will extend to his own case. He seems to think that the Blues, whether due to Mourinho or the owner Roman Abramovich, would put the kibosh on this transfer bid. But he also revealed that there has been no request from the Gunners as yet.

He told the French media, “For now, it does not matter. No contact has been made.

“I do not know if this has been discussed between the two clubs, but I do not think Chelsea will be favourable.”

It might not get us anywhere, but I think that Wenger might as well inquire about Cech’s coach if he thinks it would help us, once the keeper transfer is signed and sealed of course. What is the worst that could happen?

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  1. Greg says:

    We got petr cech most important lets be content, and not worry mourinho and chelsea! Coyg!

  2. femfush says:

    Next article please!!!!!!

  3. Gigi2 says:

    Well….he is French. Checked. That’s one ot the items checked by arsene right? Lol

  4. Greg says:

    We got our prize transfer (cech) tough luck mourinho, get over it!

  5. davidnz says:

    Bring them all I say.
    Chef, chauffuer
    boot designer,
    English language tutor,
    barber, web designer, gardener,
    interior designer, clothing outfitter
    food taster, wine steward children’s nanny,
    golf and ski instructors fifa15 coach 🙂

  6. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    This year I have paid no attention to transfer rumours. I am at peace.
    The Boss is working. Another Gabriel will do me fine.

  7. gunnerldn says:

    I don’t think Mourinho or Chelsea are too worried about Christophe Lollichon, Mourinho already has Silvino Louro who has been his goalkeeping coach and assistant since forever. It seems like Arsenal are not moving for him in my opinion, maybe we want to stay loyal to Gerry Peyton. Im no expert in the goalkeeping department so i can’t really share any opinion on that but our goalkeeping department has been poor since Lehman/Seaman…..maybe its poor keepers……maybe its poor coaching……maybe both.

    1. daly90 says:

      I agree, I’ve always suspected it was the Goalkeeping coach, I mean how many GK’s have we been through? That’s why I was happy when I heard Lollichon was supposedly coming, look at the difference signing a new physio made..

  8. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Fans are happy with a bench warmer 2nd choice gk…..

    This show how the standard have fallen….

    If we were to sign courtois, de gea or illoris, i wld be happy

  9. Redeye says:

    Are you a complete idiot, what makes you think that we can get any of those.

  10. Uche Edochie says:

    Football people lie a lot. From players and managers to agents, I don’t believe a single word they say when it comes to transfers. So I will try not to read any meaning into whatever this guy is saying. My gut feeling tells me that him and cech have been warned about what they say publicly. So I don’t expect him to give out any information about transfers until it is done and officially announced. I just know that Wenger is too experienced to let his own goal keeping coach leave when he has not secured a replacement. Would Ospina be talking about Fenerbache if the Cech transfer wasn’t a done deal? We have to put two and two together and read between the lines. Too many lies, probabilities and half truths floating around.

  11. Rationalist says:

    All he’s said in a roundabout way is “nothing is happening at the moment” — typical cagey football talk. So really, this is no news rather than news. As Uche Edochie has said, you’re not going to get straight answers from anyone until terms have been signed, and the player/coach/whoever has officially changed employer and started work according to their new contract.

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