Szczesny Out and Cech In for Arsenal?
It seems as though the possibility of Arsenal signing Petr Cech is growing by the day. After reports of the Chelsea goalkeeper’s willingness to make the move to North London surfaced, the Daily Mirror is now reporting that Arsenal have already started talks with Chelsea in regards to a £10million deal for the iconic shot-stopper.
In addition, there have also been numerous reports linking Wojciech Szczesny with a loan move to Southampton, who will be without first-choice keeper Fraser Forster for the majority of next season as a result of the Englishman sustaining a long-term knee injury. Saints boss Ronald Koeman will reportedly make an official move once the transfer window opens and the Pole is understood to be willing to make the switch, having realised that his first-team opportunities will be limited, especially now that Petr Cech is likely to arrive.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has stated that he would like the Czech Republic international to stay in West London but has admitted that he will not stand in his way should he choose to make the move to Arsenal, considering that Cech has put in a decade of loyal service to the club and has been one of the pillars of a team that achieved so much success over the years.
Quite honestly, it will be the most ideal scenario for Arsenal if we manage to send Szczesny out on loan and bring in Petr Cech. While I don’t really have any issues with David Ospina being the Number One at the moment, I guess Le Prof does not want to miss out on an opportunity to sign a truly world-class keeper, and who can blame him?
Also, I really like the idea of a loan move for Szczesny as I’m sure most Arsenal fans would not have completely given up on him. He’s still very young for a goalkeeper and I’m certain that experience will stop him from making costly errors. But as of now, signing Petr Cech will most definitely be a shrewd bit of business from Arsene Wenger.