Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech, according to Sky Sports Sources.
This comes about after weeks of speculation, with compatriot and Arsenal player, Tomas Rosicky, Chelsea goalkeeping coach, Christophe Lollicon, and now John Terry all speaking out about Cech leaving, with Arsenal on the tips of all of their tongues.
John Terry has said today that:”There is obviously talk of Arsenal signing Petr and if they do get Pete, that will strengthen them for sure. He will save them 12 to 15 points a season” he told Talksport radio station.
“I am sure if he does leave the club, which nobody wants to see, but we understand he wants to play football, he is going to be sorely missed. He will improve whatever side he goes to.”
Jose Mourinho had previously said there was no chance he would let Cech make the switch to their London rivals, if it was down to him.
But it appears that Roman Abromavich has taken a different stance, and is willing to let Cech decide his own future so that he and his family can remain in London. After many years of service to Chelsea, this is a tribute of respect to the long-serving keeper and the least he deserves.
Petr Cech could provide Arsenal some much needed stability in goal, and a world-class goalkeeper that hasn’t been present since Jens Lehman, leaving them more capable of pushing on to mount a serious title challenge.