Can Cech help us break the Mourinho voodoo? by SB
Now this is one story that will refuse to die till the transfer is complete. The papers were abuzz with the news that Petr Cech has already signed for Arsenal. The Czech Republic goal keeper is reportedly open to joining the Gunners. But, the Chelsea goal keeper insists that he is yet to sign the dotted line.
It is general knowledge that Cech is looking for a way out of Stamford Bridge. He is also swayed by the idea of moving to Arsenal and stay in London. After all, moving to the Gunners will tick all the boxes for him…be the first choice, be able to win titles and play regularly.
However, right after the reports that he signed for Arsenal, Cech took the unusual step of sharing the message posted by his management company on his Twitter account.
This of course, doesn’t mean that Cech is not closer to an Arsenal switch. On the contrary, Cech is ever closer to being at Arsenal that his team mates at Chelsea feel they could be up against him in the first match of next season.
Yes, that’s true. If all goes fine, Cech will line up in Arsenal colours for the first time against his soon-to-be-old club Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley. The curtain-raiser for the season could prove to Jose Mourinho what a loss it will be. A win for the Gunners will finally break the Mourinho voodoo and stamp us as real challengers for next years title. Cech’s current captain John Terry believes that he is worth ’15 to 20 points’ a season. Terry believes that Cech will improve Arsenal to the extent that we are set to become serious contenders.
So, what will Cech bring to Arsenal?
Cech will reportedly be brought in on a £100,000 a week deal. This would not only make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the history of the club but also one of the highest paid in the Premier League.
To face the truth, Arsenal has not had a reliable goalkeeper for the past seven years. Wenger had to shuffle his cards and always had to settle for butter fingers in the goal while competitors marched ahead. Manchester United had David De Gea to thank for many points this season. Joe Hart is one of the best young keepers in England while Thibaut Courtois has practically made Chelsea’s goal keeping position his own.
So, this inevitable transfer puts Arsenal back in the mix and after many years, the Gunners fans will be happy to have a world-class keeper. Terry may not be far away from his assessment that Cech is worth up to 15 points a season. May be more; we are not far off from finding out.