Saturday, June 15, 2024

Cech Hints He Is Close To Joining Arsenal As Announcement Planned For Next Week

A deal to bring Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech, to the Emirates this summer is looking increasingly likely following comments from Arsenal veteran, Thomas Rosicky.

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The Czech Republic international is currently reporting for duty with his fellow national teammate, and suggested that a deal to bring the shot-stopper in at Arsenal is imminent.

Rosicky spoke of his intentions not to get involved with transfer rumours surrounding the 33-year-old with a move to the Gunners this summer, after Czech journalist, Karel Harding, quoted;

I know about some things from both sides but I will not interfere. It could even turn against me. Both sides know what they are doing. Arsenal is a top world team.

Players want to be transferred there, that is nothing new, it is a fantastic club.

Cech has made just seven Premier League appearances at Chelsea since the return of Thibaut Courtois, who has been favoured as the main man between the sticks by Jose Mourinho.

As a result of that decision, Cech is now looking for a chance to gain a regular starting place, and manager Arsene Wenger can offer him exactly that.

Things don’t brighten up too much when looking at the men with the gloves at Arsenal, with David Ospina failing to capture that ‘world class’ label following his £3million move last summer.

Wojech Szczesny experienced his worst season ever since linking up with the first team, managing just 10 clean sheets from the 28 appearances in all competitions.

For those reasons and the fact that Cech could come at the cost of just £15million, it gives the Gunners a real chance to pounce on the frustrated Premier League veteran and bring him across London.

Whilst talking to The Telegraph, Cech mentioned that having the chance to stay in the capital was something that not many English clubs can offer;

I will decide based on what for me and my family was the best and it does not matter whether it is England, Germany, France and Spain.

Next week we will have a meeting with Chelsea when the situation is clearer and all the cards are on the table. If I move, it brings difficulties. I must change everything, looking for housing, a school for children and so on.

Despite the confusion over where Cech will be playing football next season, he has declared that a decision will be announced after his Euro 2016 qualifier with Iceland this week.

At the moment it is with my agent. When it is clearer and all the cards are on the table, we will decide.

Arsenal can offer a brilliant package for the former Blues’ number one, and the addition of some top-class experience will surely help both Ospina and Szczesny.

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