Petr Cech arrived at Arsenal from Chelsea as an undoubted Premier League legend, although his reign at the Blues was cut short by the arrival of the Belgian star Thibault Courtois. The Czech keeper has tons of experience and is a calming presence in the Gunners defensive setup, but lately there has been a few question marks about whether he is actually better than our Cup keeper David Ospina.
For starters he has never saved a penalty for Arsenal, and there were a few raised eyebrows when Cech inadvertently passed the ball to his the ex-Gunner Cesc Fabregas therefore gifting Chelsea a third goal against us last week. This has fueled speculation that he may be on his way this summer but Wenger stepped in to come to his defence. Le Prof said: “Petr Cech is a guy who prepares well, is serious, and wants to do well,”
“He was at fault for the third goal [at Chelsea] but overall I believe he has had a good season.”
Now Cech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, has also stepped in to quell the rumours of his departure, and he has been quoted as saying on ESPN: “Petr’s position at the club is very secure and a summer transfer can be ruled out,”
“Petr will be part of Arsenal until at least the end of his current contract and I am convinced that he will continue to have a leadership role in the team.”
I agree that Cech will stay until the end of his contract, but I doubt that his agent is in a position to decide whether he will still be the first choice next season. Ospina has always been excellent when called upon and has maybe earned the right to be ahead of Cech in the pecking order. Who thinks it is about time that Ospina was given a chance to make the shirt his own?