Arsenal fans are well aware that we can not count our chickens on any transfer until the contract is signed and sealed, as we know all too well that things can go awry at any time. Once bitten, twice shy and all that but most of us are fairly confident that the Chelsea keeper Petr Cech will soon be an Arsenal player, especially after the transfer developments over the weekend.
The weekend began with the former Arsenal right back and member of the invincibles, Lauren, welcoming the keeper to the club as if he had already signed, as reported by Metro.
The Cameroonian tweeted, “#All the best to Cech. Long time without stability in that position and another great gooner move to get the Premier League.”
This does not mean anything on it´s own and many will ask why Lauren would know any more than the rest of us. But there was another Metro report at the weekend that revealed that our club photographer Stuart MacFarlane had added the Chelsea keeper to the list of people he follows on Twitter, sparking more social media reaction and forcing MacFarlane to deny any insider knowledge.
Pretty circumstantial evidence I know, but when you add what the Chelsea captain John Terry said about Cech on social media, that evidence is mounting, as revealed in yet another Metro report.
The Chelsea centre back said, “He will save them 12 or 15 points a season.”
As well as that sounding like Terry knew his team mate was leaving, it appears that he is firmly in the Jose Mourinho camp of thinking that Chelsea are mad to let Arsenal complete this crucial transfer. Terry should know after all, as he has played just in front of Cech for almost all of his footballing life.
Now just get it signed will ya?