Wojciech Szczesny has seemingly been permanently relegated to the subs bench at Arsenal and there is every possibility that he may decide to move on this summer to safeguard his place in the Poland national side. As for our current Number One, the jury still appears to be out on David Ospina abilities as a top class keeper, so there are definitely possibilities that the Gunners my be in the market for a new stopper this summer.
Petr Cech has been linked with a move across London ever since he got replaced by Thibault Courtois between the sticks at Chelsea, and now he has confirmed that he will be looking for a new club in the coming transfer window. “I have to do something about my situation because I want to play, not sit on the bench,” said Cech, who has one more year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
“I was used to playing fifty or sixty games per season, not fifteen or twenty,”
“It’s no secret that I would like to play more. The situation has not changed. We will deal with it at the end of the season,”
“When a specific bid comes, I will consider it. There are bids that you can’t turn down and those that you consider,”
There is no doubt that Cech is a top-of-the-range keeper who could walk into just about any top club in the world, and I think it very unlikely that the bidding would stop at the suggested price of just £10 million, but then the question arises as to whether Jose Mourinho would allow the Chelsea legend to even move to one of their direct rivals for the Premiership.
It is well-known that Jose put a block on Demba Ba moving to the Emirates a couple of years ago, so who thinks it likely that he would condone a similar move for Cech, with Arsenal looking like very serious challengers next season….